Search on for 14 missing after boat collision
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Rescuers from the Philippine Coast Guard on Monday were searching for 14 people who went missing after a local fishing boat collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel and sank off the coast of Mamburao town in Occidental Mindoro province early Sunday. Commodore Armand Balilo, spokesperson for the Coast Guard, said the 45-meter local fishing vessel Liberty 5 was headed for Navotas, Metro Manila, from Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi when it collided with the cargo vessel Vienna Wood around 1 a.m. on Sunday off Barangay Tayamaan in Mamburao. Balilo said initial investigation showed the collision occurred due to “rough seas.” The Vienna Wood, a bulk carrier registered in Hong Kong that carried a crew of 20, came from Subic, Zambales province, and was on its way to Australia when the collision occurred.
Yee, J., Cinco, M., Enano, J. O., Ocampo, K. R., Salaverria, L. B. (2020, June 30). Search on for 14 missing after boat collision. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A4.
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Collisions; Marine accidents; Search and rescue; Fishing vessels; Fishers; Merchant ships; Exclusive economic zone; Fishing rights; Governments; Territorial waters; Disputes; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Irma Fishing and Trading Inc.; Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA); Balilo, Armand; Salilig, Elizer; Roque, Harry; Alfonso, Jose Magnes; Soto, Fermin; Panopio, Leovigildo; Mamburao
- Philippine Daily Inquirer