Customs Issued Warrant of Seizure to Chinese Vessel Lack of Permits

Customs Issued Warrant of Seizure to Chinese Vessel Illegal Docked at Manila Bay

The Bureau of Customs has issued a warrant of seizure to a Chinese vessel that illegally docked in Manila bay with proper documents and permits.

The Chinese vessel was found illegally docked at the Manila Bay two years after dredging operation in Masinloc, Zambales. The vessel moved to Aparri but illegally transferred to Manila Bay even without permits from PCG (Philippine Coast Guard).

Warrant to Chinese Vessel
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Based on the report of GMA News, PCG spokesperson Armand Balilo said that there is no application, no permits, and other required documents for its entry as well as his conversion so there are no papers.

“That is what we are checking today and that is also the reason why the Bureau of Customs issued a warrant of seizure and detention,” Balilo added.

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According to Balilo, it has been spotted in the area since January 27. It also allegedly killed the automatic identification system (AIS) which is a violation of Maritime protocols of foreign vessels.

He said it was found out that there were two crew members on board who were both Cambodian. The coastguard record shows that the vessel was granted departure clearance by Aparri PCG.

Meanwhile, Former First Representative Neri Colmenares urged PCG to also look at the location of Zhonhai 88, which was photographed with Zhonhai 68 in Bajo de Masinloc in February 2019.

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