34 people rescued
from grounded ship
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Philippine Coast Guard in Dumaguete City and other volunteer groups rescued 34 people, including a one-year old child, from a cargo ship that ran aground early Saturday as Tropical Storm Sendong unleashed its fury as it hit Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental.
No casualties have been reported so far.
The vessel, M/V Ever Transport II of Kheri Lines, Inc. ran aground along the shores of Barangay Tinago and Sitio Canday-ong, Barangay Calindagan in Dumaguete, near the overflowing Banica River, at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Commander Agapito Bibat, commander of the Dumaguete Coast Guard Station, said. .