A female crew member of a passenger ship died after the vessel capsized in Ormoc City, Leyte on late Friday night, according to the Philippine Coast Guard .
Based on the PCG report on Saturday, MV Lite Ferry 3 sank after having mechanical trouble while trying to dock at Ormoc Port around 11:50 p.m. on Friday September 14, 2021.
PCG has launched a search and rescue operation to rescue the 16 crew members of the distressed vessel.
Fifteen of them were rescued, while the purser of the said vessel, was reportedly trapped inside the ship.
The rescue team then found the corpse under several cargoes carried by the vessel. The corpse was turned over to the Ormoc City Scene of the Crime Operatives, then transported to a funeral service provider in the city.
Meanwhile, the 15 survivors were turned over to the Ormoc City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office for medical assistance.