AsianetApril 12, 2013 12:04
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday announced that the hull of the Chinese fishing vessel, which ran aground off Tubbataha Reef Monday midnight, is structurally sound and can be towed without any danger of sinking or breaking apart. Commodore Enrico Efren Evangelista, PCG Palawan District head, said the hull, engines, and propellers of the stricken Chinese ship is intact and very much capable of floating again.
"The ship's hull is intact. It's not like the case of the USS Guardian, which was badly holed upon her grounding last Jan. 17," he said.