By DJ Yap
The superintendent at the Tubbataha National Marine Park on Tuesday said the Chinese fishermen whose vessel got stuck on a reef there would be charged with poaching and could face imprisonment on top of fines of up to $200,000.
The U.S. Navy says for safety reasons, most crew members have left a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines.
By Karen Boncocan
A partylist lawmaker wants a congressional inquiry into the US Navy ship which has been stuck on a coral reef in the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu.
A U.S. Navy minesweeper was stuck on a coral reef in the Philippines for a second day Friday, as the crew struggled to extract the ship and Philippine authorities tried to evaluate damage to a protected marine park.