Shipowner told to pay for damages caused by Cebu boardwalk collision

City officials in Naga in southern Cebu are demanding damage payments from the owners of a ship that smashed into the city’s boardwalk after it was swept to shore by strong winds and waves on Tuesday.

The Unilink II has not been allowed to leave the city until payment has been made. The ship’s owner, Cebu-based Unilink Shipping, have agreed to get the damage assessed.


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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