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Philippines released detained crew
The Philippines on July 3, 2018, released 11 Bangladeshi, and 51 Philippines and four Chinese nationals who were detained by the Filipino navy on April 11, 2018, aboard the "Diamond 8". After lots of efforts, charges against all the crew, including the Bangladeshis have been dropped and the ship has been allowed to leave the port. The crew left Zamboanga port in Mindanao Island and headed for Vietnam . The ship was carrying 1,359 tons of rice worth nearly Philippine Peso 68 million from Vietnam. The navy interecepted the vessel while it was trying to unload the goods offshore. The Bangladeshi nationals were held as they failed to show valid documents, including passports, said officials of Bangladesh foreign ministry and shipping department. The ship’s captain Lin Yang Yin, a Chinese national, who was supposed to keep the legal documents on behalf of the team, failed to produce any document. Since then, the vessel, which was handed over to the Customs Authority Philippines, has been kept at inner anchorage of Zamboanga port. Report with photo: https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/foreign-affairs/2018/07/03/philippines-releases-11-bangladeshi-seamen
Ship seized for smuggling
The "Diamond 8" was seized by the Philippine Navy in the night of Apr 14, 2018, in Zamboanga waters off southwest Mindanao island. Allegedly, the ship manned by a Bangladeshi and Chinese crew, smuggled more than 20,000 sacks weighing 1359 tons of rice of Vietnamese origin, into the country. There were other persons on board, including 34 Filipino and 17 others, of yet unidentified nationalities. The ship was seized after the Navy found its movements suspicious, and was taken to Zamboanga for further investigations.
Eight missing after collision
Eight crewmen were missing after a fishing boat collided with the "Hanjin 3003" and sank off the southwestern coast of South Korea early on Nov 12, 2011 at 2,15 a,m.. The 59-ton fishing ship with nine crew members aboard was rammed by freighter off Taean, South Chungcheong Province, amid thick fog. Aside from the skipper, the eight crew were all asleep. The Coast Guard dispatched patrol boats and a helicopter to search for the missing crew members. The two ships were sailing in different directions when they collided. No damage was reported to the Hanjin vessel. The Coast Guard dispatched 17 rescue cutters as well as a patrol plane and a helicopter to search for the missing crew members.Upload News