At least 60 passengers rescued in Cebu sea mishap

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Cebu (CNN Philippines, November 7)— The Philippine Coast Guard-Central Visayas (PCG-7) rescued at least 60 passengers and crew of a vessel that was pummeled by huge waves and took in water off the coast of Sibonga, Cebu, on Thursday morning.

PCG-7 spokesperson Michael John Encina said authorities responded to a distress call from MV Siargao Princess after the ship encountered "big waves that caused the ship to take in water."

He noted the fastcraft vessel, which was carrying 53 passengers and 10 crew members, left Loon town in Bohol for Sibonga when it figured in the accident.

PCG-7 Commander Commodore Ronnie Gavan added no casualties have been reported from the incident. Passengers were immediately brought to the Cebu port while investigation is ongoing.