Boat crew rammed by Chinese trawler gets full compensation


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MANILA – The proprietor and fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver, the Filipino fishing vessel rammed by a Chinese language trawler near the Recto Financial institution three years ago, have acquired full compensation amounting to PHP6 million. “Full compensation has already been made in favor of the vessel owner and the fishermen,” Justice Undersecretary Adrian Ferdinand Sugay advised reporters Wednesday. Sugay stated they acquired cost last Might 16. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra last April stated the events have agreed to a PHP6-million compensation. Twenty-two Filipino fishermen have been deserted in open seas after their vessel was rammed by steel-hulled Yuemaobinyu 42212 within the early morning of June 9, 2019, causing it to sink. The boat left San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on Might 29, or 11 days earlier than the collision. Vietnamese fishermen rescued them and turned them over to Philippine Navy ship BRP Ramon Alcaraz. The Chinese language vessel might have been sent to the disputed waters on enforcement obligation, in accordance with a research of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative in Washington. However the Chinese language maintained it was a mere accident involving two fishing boats. (PNA)