The ship’s bow struck the reef. It is estimated by the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines that at least 10 yards of the reef has been damaged.
The Tubbataha Reef is one of the most biologically diverse areas in world. It is off-limits to fishing and the collection of corals, wildlife and any marine life is prohibited. In 1992, UNESCO designated the reef as a World Heritage Site.
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