The Philippine Coast Guard apprehended a Vietnamese fishing vessel with bow number TG-924114-S while conducting an illegal fishing activity at vicinity waters off Mangsee Island, Balabac, Palawan.
The Barko Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Sindangan (MRRV-4407) while conducting a maritime patrol in the said area noticed a suspicious fishing vessel and immediately conducted boarding procedures wherein they found several pieces of sharks onboard.
Said fishing vessel with eight fishermen onboard was towed to Puerto Princesa City and arrived at 08 AM. Upon arrival thereat, Coast Guard Medical team conducted initial medical assessment on the fishermen who were assisted to proceed at City Health Office for full medical examination.
As of press time, the Provincial Committee on Illegal Entrants conducted an emergency meeting for the custody and disposition of the Vietnamese fishing vessel. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD