Bulk carrier, motor tanker collides in Bataan vicinity waters

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has reported a collision incident between Panama-flagged bulk carrier MV Dawn Horizon and Philippine-flagged motor tanker MTKR Malingap.

PCG said the collision transpired at the vicinity waters off Mariveles, Bataan at around 12:15 am on August 15, 2020.

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PCG said it is conducting an assessment after MTKR Malingap filed a marine protest before the Coast Guard Sub-Station Mariveles approximately 14 hours after the incident occurred.

“According to Mr. Antonio Guiritan, RAD officer of MTKR Malingap, MV Dawn Horizon skippered by Captain Jovar Arboleda failed to perform necessary action based on the advisory of Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) – Corregidor that she was nearly (approximately two nautical miles) at the collision course of MTKR Malingap,” PCG said.

“MTKR Malingap reported no physical injury among its crew, but noted damages at its starboard bow bulwark, forecastle deck starboard side, starboard side access trunk, railings, fire hydrant and fire hose box, and starboard quarter, among others as a result of the sea collision,” PCG added.