By its fishing crew as the Fisheries Protection and Law Enforcement Group (FPLEG) 8 chased them during a two-hour hot pursuit on October 5, 2022.

During boarding, it was found out that the hull of CFV was punctured intentionally at its portside near the engine bay, making it partially submerged. Law enforcers then patched the hole to avoid further damage.

No fish catch was documented during the inspection of this CFV with 3 non-functional freezers on board. It was towed and impounded at the BFAR Coastal Resource Management Center (CRM) at Diit, Tacloban City for proper disposition and custodial safekeeping. The apprehending team is currently conducting further investigation to identify the violators for filing of appropriate charges.

Any individual who can provide credible details of this CFV’s owner may send reports/information to BFAR Region 8’s IUUF Hotline (09564329955).

Be with us, as we fight to eliminate the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUUF) activities within our Fisheries Management Area!