Raps eyed vs MARINA personnel over sunken tanker

MANILA, Philippines — Several personnel of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) might be held liable for allowing the sunken motor tanker Princess Empress to sail without a permit to operate.

In a statement, Secretary Jaime Bautista said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking into the culpability of Marina personnel in connection with the sinking of Princess Empress.

“We have had sinkings before but no one has been held to account. This time, all parties, whether private or public, will be held accountable. There will be no exception,” Bautista said.

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