The three Filipino fishermen who were killed when their fishing boat was rammed by a foreign commercial vessel in the waters off Scarborough Shoal have been laid to rest.
According to a “24 Oras Weekend” report on Sunday, the victims’ families are seeking justice and assistance from the government.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported last week that the fishermen were killed when their fishing boat was rammed by a foreign commercial vessel before dawn on Monday, October 2.
The fishermen’s boat had been moored 85 nautical miles northwest of Scarborough Shoal, locally known as Bajo de Masinloc. It sank, resulting in the death of its 47-year-old captain and two crew members aged 38 and 62, the PCG said. All the fatalities were residents of Zambales province.
The PCG said the MV Pacific Anna, registered under the flag of the Marshall Islands, was the only vessel to have passed the incident area on October 2.
The report added that the Marshall Islands had received PCG’s report on the incident. — Sherylin Untalan/BM, GMA Integrated News