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PCG to help refloat grounded Chinese vessel

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MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine Coast Guard will help refloat the Chinese vessel Min Long Yu which ran aground on Monday night at the Tubbataha National Marine Park in the Sulu Sea, according to the PCG commandant.

Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena on Tuesday said “once the boat is freed from its current position and able to move using its own propulsion, (the PCG search-and-rescue ship) BRP Romblon will escort it to Puerto Princesa City.”

In a report, the PCG head also said PCG personnel were “evaluating the status of the Chinese vessel and the persons on board on the boat.”

He added, “the Philippine Navy Islander (aircraft) was not able to conduct its scheduled flight this morning to check out the grounded Chinese vessel.”

The vessel is 48 meters long (20 meters shorter than the USS Guardian) and it is based in Fujian, China, according to initial coast guard investigation.

Tubbataha Reef, which has an area of 97,030 hectares (about 374.6 square miles), is located 93 nautical miles southeast of the Palawan capital. It is part of the Palawan island-municipality of Cagayancillo.


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  • tonygadoy

    This are Chinese tactics, a prelude of claiming new territory the same tactic that once happened in Scarborough Shoal.

    • magiting78

      China own the Tubataha, because they have their ship underneath…lolz

    • kanoy

      WATCH ALL THESE BIG MOUTHS WHO HAVE BEEN SCREAMING ABOUT THE USA WILL PAY MORE THAN 1.4 MIL AND ALL THESE THREATS AND INVESTIGATIONS….LETS SEE HOW MANY THREATS AND DEMANDS FOR BILLIONS OF YEN AND INVESTIGATIONS THEY RANT WITH SOMEONE WHO IS NOT THEIR ALLY AND TONIGHT THEY KISS DPRK ASH SCREAMING–DON’T NUKE THE RP WE ARE NEUTRAL

  • magiting78

    Pag babayarin kaya ang China?….

    • kanoy

      HAHAHA this is great news for the USA on 2 fronts,,,1 now no one can say what damage the US caused and what China caused 2 the US should refuse to pay unless China is held to the same standards and is ordered to pay and WHERE IS LEGARDA BIG MOUTH NOW???????

      • magiting78

        Hehehe takot nya lang baka ilaglag sya ni Pnoy n isang intsik…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003594872047 Juan Cuevas

    Nagsalita na si Jamby Madrigal at ang sabi niya “tighter security” daw. Samantalang yung sa USS Guardian gusto pa nilang pagbayarin ng masmataas ang kano kahit ang nakasaad lang sa batas is P58m.

    Ang pinagtataka ko dito is pag kano babaguhin or tataasan nila yung damage fee sa US kahit may standard na depending on square meters, pero pag intsik tighter security lang?

    Sabi nga sa balita yung hull ng guardian is wood samantalang yang sa intsik made of steel, so mas nakakasira yang sa intsik not to mention they are poaching sa loob ng Pilipinas.

    • magiting78

      Hnd n daw pagbabayarin China kc Yuan mas magnda daw pag kano kc Dollar hehehe….

  • askal2u

    pano nakapasok sa teritoryo yan eh nasa pagitan ng palawan at visayan ang reef at wala sa spratly

    • magiting78

      Di ba sabi nung una kahit ang buong Pinas ay kasama sa Mapa ng Han dynasty..kaya namamasyal cla….hehehe



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