A cargo ship that came from China was allowed to dock at the private port of the Philippine Mining Service Corporation (PMSC) in Garcia Hernandez town, Bohol province on Friday morning.
Barangay West Canayaon Chairman Joeritz Baybay said MV Fortune Tiger with 22 Chinese crew members will collect limestone at the PMSC.
The vessel traveled from Jinzhou, China arrived in waters off Barangay West Canayaon, Garcia Hernandez town on Tuesday.
The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel had boarded the ship for the preliminary checkup on the health of the crew.
They found out that the crew members of the cargo ship did not manifest fever, cough and colds, said Baybay.
Baybay added that MV Fortune Tiger was allowed to dock at around 9 a.m. of Friday, February 7.
He said some residents are still worried though of the presence of the vessel and its Chinese crew members who were wearing masks.
However, Garcia Hernandez Mayor Tita Baja instructed PMSC to prohibit the crew from disembarking.
She also instructed Baybay to be vigilant and watchful of foreign vessels that will be docking at the port of PMSC. — BAP, GMA News