59 rescued from ship that ran aground in Bohol: Coast Guard

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 09 2018 10:25 AM

Several passengers were rescued after a ship that ran aground off the coast of Bohol. Philippine Coast Guard Cebu

CEBU CITY -- The Coast Guard said Tuesday it rescued 59 passengers so far from a ferry that ran aground at Danajon Reef in Bohol.

All passengers are safe and there is no threat of an oil spill, said Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael Encina, Cebu Coast Guard operations chief. An investigation on the incident is underway, he said.

MV South Pacific departed from Bato, Leyte on Monday evening.