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Chinese ship with radioactive wastes arrested in Philippines

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 24, 2019
Bulk carrier Dayang Century was boarded by The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on suspicion of illegal import of radioactive wastes.
Dayang Century
Ship in Asia   Dayang Century
The ship was berthed at Cabangan port, Zambales province, west coast of central Luzon.

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The ship with cargo of 57,000 tons of phosphogypsum arrived from Gwangyang, South Korea.

Allegedly, Captain and ship’s agent failed to present required documents, the ship was detained, crew and even cranes operators were arrested.

PCG obtained information, that two cargo ships arrived at Subic Port August – September 2018 with the same cargo, but offloading was denied, and they sailed back to cargo’s port of origin in South Korea.