Nakahanda ang Beijing na magbigay ng tulong sa nangyaring banggaan ng Filipino fishing vessel at Hong Kong-flagged cargo noong June 28 sa Occidental Mindoro.
“The embassy took note that relevant Philippine agencies are conducting investigation on the cause of the incident. We are ready to render any necessary assistance,” lahad ng Chinese embassy sa Maynila.
Kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ng search and rescue operation sa 12 mangingisdang nawawala at dalawang pasahero ng FV Liberty 5.
Samantala, hiniling ng embahada sa magkabilang partido na tanggalin ang politika sa issue.
Ikinalungkot at ikinagulat anila ang naturang insidente at ipagdadasal nila ang nawawalang mangingisda.
“During this difficult time, our top priority should be given to the rescue of missing crew members and passengers,” saad pa rito.
“China has been working closely with the Philippine side to solve the case. The concerned Chinese fishing association has already offered a compensation proposal to the Philippine side and has been waiting for formal feedback from the latter,”