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Ship runs aground in Palawan

MANILA, Philippines—A foreign vessel ran aground in Palawan on Saturday morning, according to a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) report released late Saturday afternoon.

According to PCG spokesperson Cmdr. Armand Balilo, the MT Glenn Australia ran aground some 600 meters from the shore south of Barangay Panlaitan, Busuanga, Palawan.

The vessel, skippered by Burma (Myanmar) national Capt. Myint Swe, is said to be owned by Glenn Defense Marine (Asia) Pte. Ltd. and operated by Singapore-based Shokuyo Navigation Co.

Apart from the ship captain, also on board the ship were nine crew members—eight Burmese and one Filipino.

PCG District Palawan Commander Erick Evangelista immediately directed PCG Station Coron to coordinate on towing operations to free the vessel.

Initial investigation showed that the vessel was loaded with 1,010.794 tons of palm oil.

Balilo said there was no oil spill at the site of the incident as the ship was a double-hulled vessel. Tina G. Santos


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  • disqus_ZrxaGjUzMQ

    Palawan don’t forget to collect damage money from the owner of this ship before u release the ship

  • JK1000

    Hindi na natuto ang PCG sa mga nangyayaring ganyan. Kailangan magtalaga talaga sila ng isang grupong barko ng PCG para magbantay sa palabas at papasok sa ating dagat.

    • basilionisisa

      ‘runs aground’ (sumadsad) ibig sabihin na-out-of-control, tinulak ng bagyo o nasiraan… ano magagawa ng nakatalaga duon o ng barko (sila din di nila gusto yun)? at MAY nakatalaga NA duon kaya nga naireport. (fyi lang para sa mga mabilis maghusga na tulad nito)

      • JK1000

        Ang ibig kong sabihin ay dapat ay may nakatalaga na ng mga barko ng PSG sa lugar para hindi na sila makalapit doon. Para malayo pa lang ay alam na nila may nakabantay na mga PCG sa lugar para hindi sila lumayo sa kanilang routa.

  • Imeldita

    We need a law that requires a big insurance payable to the country for these vessel in the event of oil spills.

  • jpastor

    What are they doing 600 meters from the shores of Busuanga? I wonder where did they bought the palm oils. It could be from Malaysia

    This type of incident is now very common. Trespassers for whatever reasons should pay some kind of toll fee passing through PH waters as well as pay heavy fines for damaging the reefs and polluting the sea.

  • PagpagLasangPino-cchio

    Ayan na naman ang mga koykoys natin , uuwang at umaarangka na naman na inaabuso ang kanilang coral reefs. Halos naman ng kapitan ng barko ng Pinocchies ay lasinggeros. Just look at Sulpicio Lines, talagang unforgivable itong nangyayari.

  • BIGButo

    Don’t forget the fine. Remember the guardian?

  • CookieMonsterX

    Glenn Defense Marine Asia? The same company that was involved in waste dumping incident in Subic?

    • BIGButo

      It doesn’t say glen defense marine aisa

      • CookieMonsterX

        it does.

        “owned by Glenn Defense Marine (Asia) Pte. Ltd” just that operated by another company.



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