Ship runs aground in Batangas due to rough seas – PCG
Robie de Guzman • October 26, 2020 • 200
A maritime incident has been reported in Maricaban, Batangas amid the onslaught of Typhoon Quinta in the country, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Monday.
The PCG said the vessel, identified as MC RoRo-12, ran aground at about 8 a.m. amid rough sea conditions.
The ship was located at Bonito Island in Tingloy, Maricaban, it added.
The PCG said personnel in its sub-station in Tingloy are now on their way to assist five crew members of the said vessel who are taking shelter at Bonito Island while waiting for a tug boat to provide towing assistance.
The agency has yet to provide more details on the incident.
Police on Thursday arrested two individuals in Tuy, Batangas for allegedly throwing chemical wastes into a river that caused a huge foam to appear in Barangays Sabang and Bayudbud.
Local authorities identified the suspects as Romano Cabrera, 46, and Mark Anthony Austria, 38. Both are residents of Tuy town.
Police said the two were apprehended following complaints from residents about a foul smell in the area in the afternoon of August 19.
When they proceeded to the area to verify the information, police allegedly found the two suspects cleaning 16 drums on the river’s shore.
Police said appropriate charges will be filed against them.
The local government of Tuy and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office, meanwhile, said an investigation into the effects of the chemicals is underway. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Aris Silvestre)
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