Task force completes Monad Shoal damage assessment, to release amount by Friday

June 28,2016 - 10:56 AM
PDRMMO Baltazar Tribunalo Jr (CDN PHOTO/Santino Bunachita)

PDRMMO Baltazar Tribunalo Jr (CDN PHOTO/Santino Bunachita)

The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) Chief Baltazar Tribunalo Jr. announced the Task Force Monad Shoal has completed actual measurements of the damaged area where MV Belle Rose ran aground.

Tribunalo made the announcement during a briefing on Tuesday morning.

He added that the biological assessment will hopefully be completed on Wednesday.

“We will then be conducting a workshop on Thursday with other stakeholders to finalize the damage claims against the ship’s owner,” he said.

Tribunalo said they expect to release the final amount of damage by Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

The amount will be the basis for the letter of guarantee which will be made by the ship owner to push through with an amicable settlement.

Tribunalo said MV Belle Rose is still in San Fernando unloading its cargo of clinker for cement production.

By this weekend, he said the ship will set sail to Subic where it will undergo repairs.

Tribunalo assured that until the letter of guarantee is made, the ship won’t be allowed to leave the territorial jurisdiction of the country.

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TAGS: Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Monad shoal, MV Belle Rose, PDRMMO, Task Force Monad Shoal

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