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Six fishing vessels sink off S. Philippine shores

(Xinhua)

18:57, December 06, 2011

MANILA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Six fishing vessels sank off the shore of the southern Philippine province of Sarangani owing to strong winds and waves, local media said Tuesday.

General Santos City Coast Guard Commander Melver Anibersaryo said fishing vessel operator Edwin Pagador and three others were rescued, according to a report filed by ABS-CBN News online.

Anibersaryo added that they're conducting rescue operations for the other missing fishermen.

Five of the fishing vessels sank off the coast of Maasim town. The other vessel sank in the waters of Pangyan village.

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