Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ship hits DANECO cable, blackouts Samal

DAVAO CITY, March 17 (PIA) - - A bulk vessel hit earlier today the submarine cable of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO) connecting the Island Garden City of Samal in the electricity grid.

DANECO Manager Charles Bejod confirmed that the anchor of certain M/V Ecuador ship hit the cable in the shoreline of Caliclic, Brgy. Babak causing total blackout in the whole island, which started at 9:53 AM.
Bejod stressed that it will take no more than two weeks to re-energize again the island.

“We are currently checking on the extent of the damage so that we could make the proper move right away and energize again the island,” he said.

Bejod added that they are now preparing a legal action against the owner of the vessel. (PIA 11, Michael Uy)

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