Coast Guard Islander aircraft finds missing landing craft tanker

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Islander aircraft found the missing landing craft tanker (LCT) Aviva 5 with 17 crew onboard in Dinapak Island, Palawan at 3:15pm April 9, the PCG said.

According to report received by PCG, the main engine of distressed LCT Aviva 5 shut off causing the tanker to drift from Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Batangas on April 7.

BRP Cabra (MRRV-4409), the newest Parola-class multi-role response vessel of PCG, escorted LCT Aviva 5 three nautical miles from Dinapak Island while the main engine is being fixed.

PCG photo
PCG photo