Koronadal City – A 21 year old student apprentice drowned, dead after allegedly the Captain of the said cargo vessel ordered the victim to jumps off the boat in Surigao waters.
According to 95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal report, the said victim was identified as Chino Layson, 21, a resident of Barangay Poblacion, T’boli South Cotabato and a student apprentice of LCP Mark Jayson 3, a cargo forwarder boat.
Layson is expected to finish his apprenticeship this month after he graduated Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) in one of the schools in Davao City.
According to the father of the victim, his son was ordered by the Captain to jumps off the boat to get something into the water but the victim failed to emerge.
After several days reportedly missing,Layson’s body was recovered in Surigao Ocean, without hair and eyes.
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Meanwhile Layson’s family and relatives are now in Surigao to prepare the victim’s body to be sent in South Cotabato for autopsy to determine the real cause of his death.
The cargo vessel is now in the Philippine Navy custody, 95.7 Brigada News FM report said.
It was not clear yet if the family of the victim will file a case against the maritime personnel of the LCP Mark Jayson 3.
Some Netizens speculates a foul play or fatal safety lapse on the incident.
Facebook user Julio Palioc posted.
Baka may foul play ang pagkamatay ng aprentice. Alam nyo there are two type of order legal order and illegal order kung ang order ng kapitan ay patalunin ang estudyante apprentice sa dagat without any life saver yan ay illegal.
OMG!!!! Dapat talaga managot ung kapitan.. Kawawa naman xa my future na Sana naudlut pa.. Condolence sa mga pamilya.. Pray nalang natin na mabigyan ng hustisya ung pgkamatay nia, Lily Joy Sarmiento Lescain said on facebook.
Pa imbistigahan mabuti at kung bakit nag kaganun.... May mga senior officers nman sila at bakit hindi man Lang i guide ng maayos ang bata... something wrong din sa side ng Kapitan....komo Kapitan ka di mo na isina alang alang ang siguridad ng mga tauhan mo....nkikiramay po ako sa mga magulang.masakit ito para sa pamilya...kung kayo ang ina ng batang ito ano kaya maramdaman nyo....!? , Jazzy FG Gems said on facebook.
kya pag napasukan na ng tubig kahit sabihin mo pa na champion ka sa langoy di uubra sa laki ng alon at pag na hamps pa ang ulo mosa bakal kaya ieher dyan ang nagyayari ...ako many times na ako naka ranas ng mga masamang panahon .. we all seaman ang sandalan lng prayers mula sa lngit pag ganoon ang situation.. dati tagilid ang barko namin with in 4 days na takbo sa awa ng dios naka rating kami sa di inaasahang port sa norway doon kmi nag tagal bago inayus ang cargada bago na naman nag palaot muli... kayakung oras mo na tlaga ang dios na nag bahala sa lahat.. share ko lng po maramig salamat...taga surallah din ako... Jerry Ponce said in vernacular dialect.
Last year, A 22-year-old apprentice engineer also drowned after he jumped to the sea to recover a wallet which fell from a cargo ship docked in barangay Tayud, Consolacion town, northern Cebu.
Ariel Montebon, an apprentice engineer of Lady of Prosperity cargo ship, failed to emerge after he jumped into the sea, Inquirer.net website said.
Police said it was possible that Montebon hit his head on the hull of one of the ships docked in the area when he tried to emerge from the water. [Correspondents Tweeny M. Malinao and Fe Marie D. Dumaboc,-Saturday, February 9th, 2013]