Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chinese-owned fish carrier runs aground in Pohnpei territorial sea

FSM-DOJ (Dember 17, 2013): On December 11, 2013, at approximately 5.20 a.m, a fish carrier, Ping Da7 ran aground on Nankepinparam reef within the territorial sea of Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia.  The vessel is owned by Jiang Hai Ping of Zhejiang province, China, operated/chartered by New Shipping Co., LTD. Of Nanjing, China and registered in the Republic of Kiribati with an international call sign of T3HF2. 

The President and the Governor of Pohnpei State have activated a joint task force to assist the owner and vessel operators in removing the vessel from the reef in the safest way possible and putting in place emergency measures to prevent further damage to the reef and environment.

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