A tanker vessel caught fire in the sea of Batangas, Philippines, on the morning of October 22, killing two crew members.
round 9 a.m., the tanker vessel caught fire in the Alpha Anchorage Area. According to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Motor Tug Great Lark, Motor Tug Sedar 7, and Motor Tug Sedar 8 were nearby and quickly came to the aid of the stranded ship due to their firefighting capabilities. At 11:08 a.m., the fire was under control and declared extinguished by the Bureau of Fire Protection and PCG.
Luckily, a crew member was able to escape harm, but he suffered burns across his body. Fishermen discovered the crew member drifting at sea, and they brought him to safety.
According to preliminary findings of the BFP-Batangas City, an explosion occurred on the tanker’s main deck. Furthermore, the PCG has claimed they are ready for any oil leak that may occur, since the tanker vessel was loaded with an unknown quantity of gasoline.