11 Chinese fishermen intercepted off Palawan now in Puerto Princesa

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PUERTO PRINCESA: The 11 Chinese fishermen intercepted Tuesday off Palawan just arrived in Puerto Princesa via Liminangcong, Taytay from Hasa-Hasa Shoal.

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They are now at the Philippine National Police Maritime Special Boat Unit Headquarters in Barangay Sta. Lourdes.

PNP spokesperson Senior Superintendent Theodore Sindac on Wednesday said that the Chinese boat, with a crew of 11, were found on Hasa-Hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal), which is just 60 nautical miles off the coast of Palawan.

Maritime personnel herded them inside the “guest room,” where they are going to be processed to verify identity.

Maritime SBU personnel refused to give details pending this procedure.

The fishermen were in a bus that traveled to Puerto Princesa City from Liminangcong, Taytay in northern Palawan.

They arrived here at 7:45 am.

They were given coffee and humburgers by Martime SBU personnel after arriving from a 5-hour trip.

The fishing boat they were on board, with their haul of 500 sea turtles, is on its way to Puerto Princesa.

Five Filipino fishermen were arrested with them. PNA

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