Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Parola-class patrol vessel BRP Tubattaha (MRRV 4401) successfully conducted medical evacuation to the ailing Filipino crew onboard M/V Quantum of the Seas along the vicinity waters off Manila Bay today, 08 March 2020 at around 04:43 a.m.
Said vessel requested immediate assistance for 26-year old Francisco Ponlapo Jr., Filipino engine cadet, who had second degree burn with his left arm and right leg, causing almost 25% damage on his body.
The rescue team immediately brought Ponlapo to the Manila Doctor’s Hospital for immediate medical attention.
As of 09:00 a.m., Ponlapo was declared stable. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD
Investigation about the cause of the incident is ongoing.