Philippines wants hijacked tanker gone

Hijacked tanker becoming an environmental hazard.

PCG sets April 21 ultimatum for removal of hijacked Indonesian tanker

DAVAO CITY — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Southern Mindanao has issued an ultimatum to the owner or insurer of a hijacked Indonesian tanker to remove the vessel off Mati sea by April 21 before it causes destruction to marine resources and spils oil to the sea.

The issuance of ultimatum was the agreement of PCG Southern Mindanao and Indonesian Consul General Eko Hartono in Davao after Commodore Joselito dela Cruz voiced concern of a possible oil spill from Indonesian tanker MT Rehoboth which was left aground at Barangay Cabuaya in Mati, Davao Oriental in February.

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