24 Apr '11, 2am

Philippine Navy rescues S'porean after yacht runs aground

MANILA - A 52-YEAR-OLD Singaporean and an American were rescued by the Philippine Navy after their yacht ran aground on the western island of Palawan. The Philippine Coast Guard identified the Singaporean as Mr Hay Kim Foo and his American companion as Ruben Staver. 'They had encountered engine trouble and tried to use sail, but were prevented by large waves and their vessel eventually ran aground (on a reef),' Coast Guard spokesman Algier Ricafrente told The Straits Times yesterday. The men issued a distress call late on Thursday night and were rescued just before dawn the next day. Neither man sustained injuries, he added. Their vessel, Fly Ruben Fly, was travelling from Kudat in Sabah, Borneo, to Palawan. It ran aground around six nautical miles off Scott Point in Palawan. The Philippine Coast Guard's headquarters in Manila received a call notifying them that a vessel w...

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