Boardwalk rammer still not allowed to leave Cebu

Boardwalk rammer still not allowed to leave Cebu

The Unilink II has still not been allowed to depart southern Cebu as its owner has yet to come up with a concrete proposal to pay for damages caused by the ship ploughing into a boardwalk in Naga City nearly two weeks ago.

The ship, which dragged anchor on July 19, is owned by local firm Unlink Shipping Corporation. Its propeller is currently undergoing some repair work after the accident.

Unilink Shipping is now discussing how best to proceed with local politicians and the contractor who built the boardwalk.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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