Iloilo, Guimaras brace for oil spill
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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and local disaster response officials are monitoring the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait for a possible oil spill from a cargo ship that sunk Sunday morning. Lt. Commander Dominador Senador III, PCG-Iloilo chief, said that M/V Sportivo of Seen Sam Shipping, Inc. sank around 6am Sunday while anchored at sea some 1,500 yards east of the entrance to the Iloilo River. Senador said that Sportivo’s skipper Nemesio Igona reported that the strong sea current dragged the ship around 4:30am.
Angelo, F. A. L., Rendon, J. P., & Yap, T. (2014, January 20). Iloilo, Guimaras brace for oil spill. The Daily Guardian, pp. 1, 7.
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Oil spills; Monitoring; Merchant ships; Marine accidents; Floating barriers; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Seen Sam Shipping, Inc.; Jehan Shipping Corp.; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Western Visayas’ Marine Environment Protection Unit Visayas; Guimaras Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council; Nemesio, Igona; Ybañez, Athelo; Senador, Dominador III; Siason, Teresita G.
- The Daily Guardian