Friday, April 27, 2018
  • share this

Port execs ground trips of ship line

/ 10:31 PM February 01, 2013

CITY OF CALAPAN—Port authorities here have grounded all trips of Besta Shipping Lines, which owns the roll-on-roll-off MV Baleno 168, that sank after seawater entered the vessel as it was about to dock at the Calapan port on Thursday morning.

Weng Sanz, coordinator of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, said over the phone on Friday that port authorities have grounded all trips of the shipping line following the incident.

Victor Arellano, the Philippine Ports Authority’s (PPA) port manager, said the Philippine Coast Guard and PPA immediately cordoned off the area to prevent unauthorized persons from getting close, since the vessel has fuel and could explode.


Eighteen vehicles were still in the vessel.

Initial investigation showed the vessel has a hole near the propeller, which caused the ship to tilt. Madonna T. Virola, Inquirer Southern Luzon

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Besta Shipping Lines, Maritime accident, MV Baleno
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved