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Philippines shipping company compensates for Vietnamese fishing boat collision

May 11, 2020 | 14:09

The owner of a Philippines ship has paid a 45,000 USD compensation to a Vietnamese fisherman for ramming and sinking his boat on May 1.    

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The Philippines-flagged freighter WHITE TO MONY.

Vo Dinh Phuong, the owner of Vietnamese fishing vessel BTh 89719 said on May 10 that he received a 45,000 USD compensation from the owner of the Philippines-flagged freighter WHITE TO MONY.

Phuong’s ship was hit on May 1 and his vessel sank in the waters about 13 nautical miles east-northeast of La Gi town’s seaport in the south central province of Binh Thuan. Six crew members jumped overboard and were rescued by a nearby fishing vessel, VNA reported.

According to the Binh Thuan Province Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Search and Rescue, through the automatic identification system installed on Phuong’s boat, the White To Mony was found to have been sailing through the area at the time of the collision.

On May 5 the company owning the cargo ship contacted Phuong to negotiate compensation.

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