Massive search on for missing fishing boat crew in Mindoro

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THE Philippine Coast Guard and other sea forces continued to scour the waters of Occidental Mindoro on Monday in search of 14 people who were reported missing following the sinking of their fishing vessel as a result of its collision with a bulk cargo vessel bound for Australia.

Coast Guard spokesman Commodore Armand Balilo said ships and aircraft were being used in the search and rescue operations being carried out within and the surrounding of waters of Tayamaan, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, where the fishing vessel FV Liberty 5 collided with the MV Vienna Wood.

The fishing vessel, with its 12 crewmen and two passenger, was on its way to the Navotas Fishport in Metro Manila when it figured in the freak maritime accident with the Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier ship at around 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, 14.57 nautical miles west-southwest, off Tayamaan.

The Liberty 5, which is based in Palawan, came

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