Coal spill as barge runs aground
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A cargo vessel carrying 6,705 metric tons of coal ran aground in the waters off Barangay Balud, Tobias Fornier, Antique, spilling coal slurry. The grounding happened on Dec. 30, 2014, according to Philippine Coast Guard chief, Commodore Athelo Ybañez. Big waves and strong winds buffeted the barge "Brian" when tropical depression "Seniang" passed Western Visayas. Ybañez said tugboat "Benny" came to the barge's rescue but "Brian" ran aground, forcing the crew of both vessels to jump into the water. The Coast Guard, which has a nearby station, rescued them with the help of village fishermen.
Silubrico, R. P. (2015, January 5). Coal spill as barge runs aground. Panay News, pp. 1, 12.
Coal; Tropical depressions; Fishers; Search and rescue; Merchant ships; Sludge; Marine accidents; Public health; Marine transportation; Philippine Coast Guard; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); US-based Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition; Coal River Mountain Watch; Concerned W. Va. Communities; Ybañez, Athelo; Sumalpong, Rizal; Din, Ronald; Subsubrado, Michael; Dianan, Adelo; Tolin, Zaldy; Cuasay, Nathaniel; Compra, Joel; Cantong, Chester Nadan; Isidro, Raul Alvarez; Rubite, Dillo; Dagon, Salde; Avenido, Andre; Bacalso, Jomarie; Jerome, John; Acta, Rassel; Loyo, Gary; Querubin, Arriel
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