Chinese bulk carrier with radioactive wastes arrested at Cabangan, Philippines

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Bulk carrier DAYANG CENTURY was boarded by The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Nov 22, on suspicion of illegal import of radioactive wastes. The ship was berthed at Cabangan port, Zambales province, west coast of central Luzon. 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 between August – September 2018 with the same cargo, but offloading was denied, and they sailed back to cargo’s port of origin in South Korea.

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