By Jonas Reyes
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – About 11 people, including four children, were rescued Sunday from a private cruise ship that lost power Saturday near Magalawa Island.
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) reports that MY Fusion left the Subic Bay Yacht Club around 9am on Saturday and arrived on Magalawa Island during the day.
The group left the island at 3pm. and sailed back to Subic when two cruise ships came out.
The group sends emergency messages to relatives and friends. The messages were conveyed to SBMA Chair Wilma T. Eisma who sent two tugs from Malayan Towage in Subic Freeport to rescue passengers.
On Sunday night one of the towers pulled Fusion to the Port of Cabangan where the passengers descended. The cruise ship was then pulled back to Subic.
The Philippine Coast Guard's multi-role response ship then arrived at Cabangan Port and took passengers back to Subic Freeport.
Fusion is owned by Wang He from Golden Fortune 101 Limetec and registered in Hong Kong. The yacht fuel tank leaks after the rest of the fuel clogs the engine's fuel line.