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Philippine reef incident: A ticking timebomb

Philippine reef incident: A ticking timebomb

By Wed, Jun 08, 2011 8:15AM UTC Comments Off Philippine reef incident: A ticking timebomb

It has been exactly a month to this day since MV Double Prosperity ran aground the 5-hectare Bacud Reef.  It has not been pulled out despite efforts by a salvage firm to float the 76,000 GT bulk cargo ship. With the southeasterly winds already starting to blow hard, the ship’s continued presence is posing greater...