The recent grounding of the Panamanian vessel, the Belle Rose, was big news on the island of Malapascua. The ship ran aground on the nearby dive site of Monad Shoal, famous worldwide for the regular encounters with thresher sharks it offers. Needless to say there was immediate concern as to exactly what impact the event would have on the delicate marine habitat.

As part of their news coverage of the grounding, the national Filipino TV news broadcaster ABS-CBN visited Malapascua to investigate further. During their visit they spoke to a variety of local stakeholders to get their opinion of events, including People and the Sea (1 min 36sec).

The clip below shows the final report that was broadcast.