Alert raised for coal contamination: Barge with 6,705MT of coal stuck in Antique waters at 'Seniang' height
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An alert has been raised over the possible contamination of the waters off Antique province by a cargo of more than 6,000 metric tons of coal in a barge that ran aground on Tuesday at the height of Tropical Depression “Seniang.” Broderick Train, executive officer of the Antique provincial disaster risk reduction and management office, said his office had asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to monitor and give a risk assessment on the possibility of the coal shipment spilling into the water. Commodore Athelo Ybañez, Coast Guard Western Visayas chief, said the Coast Guard is also checking reports that coal had already spilled out of the barge some 50 meters off the coast of the village of Balud in the town of Tobias Fornier.
Burgos, N. P. Jr. (2015, January 4-10). Alert raised for coal contamination: Barge with 6,705MT of coal stuck in Antique waters at 'Seniang' height. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A6.
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Coal; Tropical depressions; Risk management; Marine accidents; Monitoring; Search and rescue; Shipping; Marine transportation; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Coast Guard Western Visayas; Manila-based Asian Shipping Corp.; Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office; Train, Broderick; Ybañez, Athelo; Atay, German; 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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