₱4M in payment sought for coral reef damage
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The city government of Legazpi is demanding P4 million in compensation from the owner of the Vietnamese cargo vessel that damaged the coral reef along Pulang Buya, or Denson Reef, when the vessel ran aground at the Albay Gulf on Monday. A demand letter, issued by the city agriculture office and prepared by city legal officer Marietta Belgica, was sent Friday to the ANH TV Shipping, a company with business address at Hai-Phong, Vietnam, that owned the cargo vessel, MV Ocean 3. According to the demand letter, the shipping company has to pay P1 million for the actual damage that MV Ocean 3 caused to the reef and another P3 million for the cost of rehabilitating the destroyed reef.
Jaucian, M. (2015, June 20). ₱4M in payment sought for coral reef damage. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
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Coral reefs; Coral reef conservation; Merchant ships; Fishing; Integrated coastal zone management; Governments; Coral reef restoration; ANH TV Shipping; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Estevez, Rhoniel; del Mundo, Renato; Redito, Benigno; Belgica, Marietta; Tran, Dai Nghia
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