Camp Panacan Station Hospital (DWDD) – The crew of Patrol Boat (PB) 119 headed by Lt. Cdr. Ignacio M. Umali Jr. brought here Nov 22 the three fishermen they rescued from a banca that capsized in Samal waters the recent night.
The rescued fishermen namely Soy-an T. Osani, 47 years old; Jamir P. Osani, 20 years old; and Henry L. Everre, 17 years old, residents of Barangay Isla Verde, reportedly finished loading their catch at 10 p.m. when a huge wave hit the broadside of their banca, causing it to capsize.
Lt. Cdr. Umali PN and his men onboard Navy vessel BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PB 119) were on routine maritime patrol along the waters of Samal when they sighted the fishermen at 5:35 a.m. today. They immediately responded to aid the three and at 6:10 a.m., successfully loaded the rescued fishermen onto PB 119 and towed the banca towards Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City. Cpt. Victor Salvador C. Dato, the physician on duty at Camp Panacan Station Hospital certified the wellbeing of the fishermen and gave them clearance to go home.
Soy-an Osani, the oldest of the three, says “Nagpapasalamat talaga kami at dumating ang Navy at nakita kami.” PB 119 eventually assisted the fishermen and their banca to Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City. PB 119 / Ensign Eunice Fe M. Sabado PN / MCAG