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Monday, January 20, 2014

Cargo Vessel Sunk of the Coast of Ilo-ilo

A cargo vessel sunk in Coast of Ilo-ilo City early morning of Jan. 19, 2014. No one was reported injured as all 29 crew members were safely rescued. Philippine Coast Guard in Ilo-ilo City said M/V Sportivo sank around 6 am while anchored at Ilo-ilo straight, 1,500 yards East of the entrance of Ilo-ilo river. Philippine Coast Guard said the Sportivo sank after it collided with M/V Jehan while it was dragging it's anchor. The vessel owned by Seen Sam Shipping was carrying 29,000 bags of fertilizer bound for Palawan. Philippine Coast Guard divers are scheduled to conduct an underwater inspection at a later time. No further details on the incident was provided. Philippine Coast Guard Marine Environment Protection Unit-Western Visayas is monitoring any possible oil spill. The ill fated vessel was carrying 12,000 liters of bunker fuel. The vessel's chief engineer said all valves and pipelines were closed prior to abandoning the ship.       
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