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This morning at around 0700 we pulled into Manila Harbor and dropped anchor some distance from shore. Toward evening at around 1700 we pulled anchor again and started to move closer to shore, but traveled very slowly. At 2030 our ship pulled up to a sunken Jap. ship not too far from shore and tied up to it. There are many ships out here in Manila Harbor and there are also quite a lot of sunken ones projecting part way out of the water. From the port hole right next to my bunk I can reach out and almost touch the sunken Jap. ship that we are tied to. The water in Manila Harbor must not be exceedingly deep or the sunken ships wouldn’t stick so far out of the water.

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10 November 2020

We left Legaspi City at 4:30 am and safely reached Manila at 4:15 pm.

9 November 2020

Our flight was cancelled again due cloudy weather in the Bicol Region. The rest of the assessment team decided to travel back

8 November 2020

In the morning, we were supposed to return to Manila via the plane we took going to Virac but it was cancelled