The government is ready to help the Filipino seamen involved in the sunken Bahaman cargo ship off the coast of Vietnam, a Malacanang official said on Sunday.
“Nakahanda naman pong tumulong ang ating pamahalaan sa bawat paraan na nararapat para po makabigay ng kalinga sa kanila at sa kanilang mga pamilya. Kailangan lang pong mabatid kung ano ang sitwasyon ngayon dahil wala pa po tayong update,” said Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
According to reports, the cargo vessel Bulk Jupiter sank Friday en route from Malaysia to China. It was reported that the ship has an all-Filipino crew.
Coloma said the Philippine Embassy in Vietnam is still carefully gathering more information about the incident before the Department of Foreign Affairs issues a statement. PNA