Panay Fishing Boats - Pandan, Philippines
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 11° 44.424 E 122° 03.716
51P E 397781 N 1298018
Quick Description: The remains of these fishing boats are located at the mouth of the Bugang River in the Province of Antique, on the island of Panay, Philippines. Probably these were wrecked in 2008 when Typhoon Fengshen (Frank) hit the Vasayas.
Location: Philippines
Date Posted: 4/6/2011 5:52:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMB56G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 6

Long Description:


The Bugang River, which has one both national and international awards as the cleanest inland waterway in the Philippines, forms a large, protected lagoon at is mouth offering natural protection for the fishing boats in the region. During times of storms, many of the local boats seek safe harbor here, but the powerful winds of Typhoon Fengshen (also nicknamed "Frank") proved too much for this boats.

The best way to view this shipwrecks is to take one of the four-hour trips up the Bugang River from nearby Phaidon Resort. There are other tour operators, and there is also access to these riverside villages from the main road.


One of the many fishing boats that anchor here.


Another grounded boat a little further up the river.


Tending to the fishing nets.


A church nearby face the sea, damaged by Typhoon Frank.

Date of Shipwreck: June 21, 2008

Type of Boat: Powerboat

Military or Civilian: Civilian

Cause of Shipwreck: Typhoon

Accessibility:
Accessible via boat tour from Phaidon Resort and other places, or overland from the main highway near Santa Rosario.


Diving Permitted: yes

Visit Instructions:
Only log the site if you have visited it personally.
Floating over a site does not qualify as a find if it is a wreck that requires diving - you must have actually visited the site - therefore photos of the site are good.
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