2 fishermen missing after sea mishap

BACOLOD City – Search and rescue operations are still going on for two fishermen who went missing at sea after their fishing boat crashed into a roll on-roll off (RORO) vessel evening of Jan 3, 2019 at Iguana Bank near Guimaras Island.

A report by Aksyon Radyo-Bacolod identified the missing fishermen as Lupin Despojo, 30, and Sixto Tiangao, 30.

Erwin Mansueto, 56, survived the mishap.

The three fishers are residents of Purok Masipag, Barangay Punta Taytay here.

Mansueto told Aksyon Radyo Bacolod that at around 9 p.m. Thursday, they dropped their nets to the sea and were having coffee on board their motorboat when the RORO ran over them.

He failed to identify the vessel that crushed their boat. He survived by clinging to the outriggers (katig) of their vessel.