A pump boat (usually corrupted as pambot in local languages) is an outrigger canoe (bangka) powered by a small gasoline or diesel engine. Smaller pump boats might be powered by the sort of small single-cylinder engine used to drive a water pump. Larger ones are often powered by recycled automobile engines.
Pump boats are a utility boat in the Philippines, used for nearly everything from inter-island transportation to fishing and even the Philippine Coast Guard. Pump boats are also used by Sama-Bajau migrants and refugees in Sabah, Malaysia and eastern Indonesia (where it is known as pombot).
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