Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against Crew of Bulker Vienna Wood

Philippine prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against the crew and the owner of the bulker Vienna Wood N, which collided with and sank a fishing vessel off Mindoro earlier this year.

On the night of June 27-28, Vienna Wood collided with the 150-foot fishing vessel Liberty 5 off Mamburao, a community on the west coast of Mindoro. The Liberty 5 went down, and none of her 14 crewmembers were recovered. The Philippine Coast Guard alleged that there was a three-hour delay between the time...

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