Beached ship removed in Tacloban


Posted at Apr 23 2014 11:03 PM | Updated as of Apr 24 2014 07:04 AM

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has removed one of the 10 ships on the shores of Barangay 69, Anibong in Tacloban City.

The ships were swept inland during the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda.

Lt. Paul Gonzales, PCG Station Commander in Tacloban, said the salvage operation lasted for 30 minutes.

A big part of the ship, the MV Gayle, was already floating on the water, making it easier to pull it away from the shore.

From Tacloban, the ship was brought to Cebu City to be fixed. The ship's propeller was destroyed, and its engine also needs to be replaced.

The ship was removed from the shore last Saturday and was brought to Cebu City Monday evening.

Residents of Barangay 69 were glad that one of the beached ships had been removed.

The ship prevented them from rebuilding their homes.

Nine other ships have yet to be removed from the shores of Barangay 69.

The PCG did not say when the other ships will be removed. -- report from Geron Ponferrada, ABS-CBN News Tacloban