Tanker vessel sinks: 2 crewmembers missing
With 20 crew lead by its Captain Norberto Agoro of Dao, Capiz, the73 meters M/T Solar 1 traversed from Bataan seas via Antique. The vessel was to discharge 13.5 metric tons bunker fuel in Zamboanga.
It was reported that due to strong winds and rough seas, the crew stopped in Antique then took the Iloilo Guimaras straight when the incident happened.
Big waves battered their vessel until it was out of its control to remain afloat.
In a radio interview, Agoro said he and his crew abandoned the ship after big waves pounded on the vessel and brought it to the rocky portion of the island.