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Bulk carrier detained in Philippines for falsifying China visit dates

Philippine officials boarding Harmony Six at Poro Point (PCG)

PortandTerminal.com, February 29, 2020

A bulk carrier arriving from China was accused of avoiding mandatory 14-day quarantine period by tampering with records.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A bulk carrier HARMONY SIX was detained by Philippine Coast Guard for allegedly, tampering with AIS data and records, in order to avoid 14-day quarantine on arrival from Chinese port.

The ship left Changzhou Port (Shanghai area), bound for Port of Poro Point in La Union, Luzon, on Feb 18, arrived at its port of destination on Feb 23, declaring China port call false time span, by shifting departure data from actual Feb 18 to Feb 10.

The ship is now under investigation. Philippine authorities are considering criminal charges for the alleged infraction. 

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