3 men nabbed for fishing at Monad Shoal in Daanbantayan town

Doris C. Bongcac 04/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Three men from Tabango town in Leyte province were arrested for fishing in a protected area in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu earlier today, April 15, 2020. In an advisory that was posted…

No final compensation amount yet for damaged Monad Shoal

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/11/2016

Although the owner of MV Belle Rose has guaranteed a maximum payment of US$ 1.5 million to pay for damages caused when the vessel ran aground in Monad Shoal off Malapascua Island, it is still not the…

Daanbantayan to help in Monad Shoal rehab

Antonette Garciano 07/07/2016

DAABANTAYAN Mayor Vicente Loot said the fisherfolk in his town will help rehabilitate the damaged Monad Shoal near their area. Loot, who had a closed door meeting with Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, said the shoal didn’t…

Ship owner assures $1.5-M rehab funds for Monad Shoal

Carmel Loise Matus 07/01/2016

The vessel which ran aground in Monad Shoal last month has been allowed to set sail to Subic Bay, Zambales for repairs after the Cebu provincial government received without objection the ship owner’s letter of guarantee ensuring…

Experts determining worth of damage on Monad Shoal

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/28/2016

After completing the actual measurements of the damaged portion in Monad Shoal, experts from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 7 and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 are now conducting a…

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

06/28/2016

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…

Experts to assess extent of damage of Monad Shoal

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/22/2016

WITH the removal of the Panama-registered MV Belle Rose from where it ran aground in Monad Shoal off Malaspascua Island in northern Cebu, a team of divers will now focus on measuring the exact damaged area to…

Capitol environment chief dismisses threat

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/21/2016

Barely a month since his appointment as interim head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), Baltazar Tribunalo Jr. said he is now receiving death threats from angry haulers. But Tribunalo who assumed office last…

Long-term damage

Editorial 06/20/2016

Being a country composed of more than 7,000 islands occupied by residents that raise children who can swim and earn money diving for fish and pearls, the Philippines surprisingly registers more maritime tragedies than airline accidents. The…

MV Belle Rose refloated at Monad Shoal

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/20/2016

CEBU CITY—The Panamanian-registered cargo vessel that ran aground in a famous dive spot off Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan town in Cebu was refloated past 10 a.m. on Monday, after two days of slowly pulling it back to deeper…

MV Belle Rose moved backward

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/19/2016

The Panamanian vessel MV Belle Rose which ran aground off Monad Shoal in Daanbantayan has moved 85 meters backward, an official of the Malayan Towage and Salvaging Corp. and the Philippine Coast Guard-Cebu station confirmed yesterday. “The…

Tide, broken pumps bar ship recovery

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/18/2016

The strong tide and malfunctioning ballast pumps kept a salvor company from moving the stranded Panamanian vessel MV Belle Rose away from Monad Shoal at Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu yesterday. Noel Kimmayong, marine superintendent…

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