Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fishing Boat Capsized in Davao City

A top agriculture officer in the city has assured residents living the
shoreline of Dumoy, Toril here that the fishing vessel that stuck and
capsized at the waters in the area Tuesday is no cause for alarm.

Leonardo Avila III, officer-in-charge of the City Agriculture Office,
allayed fears that the vessel would cause oil spill and might cause
environment hazard to the area.

Avila said the vessel no longer had its engine when inspected by the
operatives of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

He said residents along the shoreline of Dumoy, Toril were alarmed
when they woke up at the sight of a shipwreck on the horizon Tuesday

"There is no cause for alarm since the vessel no longer had its engine
that contain oil," Avila said.

He said the vessel was carried away by strong current from the wharf
at the Toril fish port and ended up near the shoreline of Dumoy,

Avila said members of the PCG towed the vessel back to the port 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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