The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has taken custody of a local cargo vessel that ran aground at the Agutayan Reef in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental last Saturday.

Authorities said the MV Carnival was headed for Surigao from Cagayan de Oro when it ran aground the reef which is a marine sanctuary.

Although the vessel was not loaded at the time of the incident, local officials said about 390 square meters of the reef, nearly the size of a basketball court, were damaged. — ANC


photo by Fra-and Quimpo – Hawksbill Turtle, Agutayan Island, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental

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