PCG report pins down China crew; raps pushed
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The government should file cases against the Chinese vessel that caused the sinking of the Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver 1 and then abandoned its 22 crew members in the open sea, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said after details of an official report on the incident were made public on Saturday. “The fact is very clear that they were left there and they almost died, and they didn’t receive help from the one who hit them … In other words, we need to get justice for our fishermen and use this report,” Gatchalian said in a radio interview. The case could be filed in a Philippine court because the incident took place within the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), he added.
Mangosing, F. G., Salaverria, L. B., & Aning, J. (2019, July 7). PCG report pins down China crew; raps pushed. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A2.
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Governments; Fishing vessels; Fishers; Disputes; Marine accidents; Exclusive economic zone; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Territorial waters; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Maritime Industry Authority (Marina); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Gatchalian, Sherwin; Duterte, Rodrigo; Lacson, Panfilo; Locsin, Teodoro Jr.
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