The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Eastern Leyte assisted in extracting the seven Chinese crew on board the supply vessel, MV KAI DA 899, in the vicinity waters off Tacloban Port Anchorage Area, on 31th March 2023.
n 26th January the Philippine Coast Guard received notice that the Kai Da 899, was in distress off Suluan Island.
The next day, the patrol vessel BRP Cabra met up with the Kai Da 899 and established a tow to bring her to safety at the port of Tacloban.
As explained, Kai Da 899 had no stability letter or tonnage certificate, nor could she produce documentation of her registration or ownership. The only document that the PCG could obtain was a copy of a certificate showing that her Chinese flag registration had been canceled.
According to the PCG, the seven Chinese nationals on board had no passports or immigration paperwork. The vessel and the crew were detained off Tacloban while the PCG evaluated the case.
As informed, in March, the seven crewmembers were engaged in crime in China and wanted by China’s police authority. The embassy requested that they be handed over to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration for deportation as soon as possible.
In concluding, the Kai Da 899 will remain at anchor under PCG supervision.