Maasin City – Senator Francis Tolentino said that he is waiting for the report of the Philippine Coast Guard on the rescued Chinese vessel that currently docks at the San Pedro Bay, four miles away from the port of Tacloban.
Tolentino, interviewed here in the city, said that he is expecting for the Coast Guard to furnish him with the report within this week.
“Questionable yun kasi malayo na sila sa West Philippines Sea. Questionable yun kasi malayo na sila,” the senator said.
The Chinese vessel FV Kai Da 899 was said to have damaged its hull reason why they sent a distress call which the Coast Guard responded.
Seven Chinese nationals were on board of the said 496-tonnage vessel that was towed to the city seas after it drifted off the waters of Suluan in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar on Jan. 31.
The incident has prompted Eastern Samar Gov. Ben Evardone to call for a further probe.
Evardone said that the crew should answer questions since they are inside Philippine territory to clear suspicion.
Last week, a Chinese consular official visited the stranded Chinese nationals inside the vessel.
The visit was off to the media to cover.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)