ship grounding

GLAN, SARANGANI PROVINCE – On October 06, 2019 (Sunday) at 12:30 in the morning, a fishing vessel aground in the coral reef of Sitio Calumpang, Brgy. Big Margus, Glan, Sarangani Province as reported by Kagawad Mcray M. Labarete. The fishing boat was identified “FB RR CS20-DUM6182’, color white with blue stripe and pink, and owned and managed by Rell & Renn Fishing.

The Office of the Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) received a text message reporting the grounded ship from Brgy. Captain Jumar Jandoc at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon on October 07, 2019. The text message identified the boat captains as Mr. Gelbert Ronolo and Mr. Ronny Paghubasan. The Philippine Coast Guard, CENRO Glan, and LGU Glan were quickly notified of the incident. The PASu dive team was then dispatched to verify and investigate the incident. The grounded ship was no longer on the site as the vessel was tugged early in the morning. However, due to big waves and strong currents on that afternoon, the investigation was done the morning of the following day.reef damage

The grounding area was approximated using a transect line, and a Rapid Underwater Resource Assessment was conducted. The damaged area was approximately 137 square meters, and had an excellent (~60%) hard coral cover, comprised mostly of massive slow-growing corals. Rell & Renn admitted to being the responsible party, and were willing to pay the fines imposed by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS). (Photo: GJBCabinta; NSAdal)


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