On 23th May, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), deployed a response team to contain the oil spill that was detected in two municipalities in Batangas.
Princess Empress off Oriental Mindoro which sank in Oriental Mindoro last Feb. 28.CG could not confirm where the oil spill caused by the sinking of the MT
In particular, the oil spill was spotted in Brgy, in Calatagan and in Brgy, Klamias in Mabini, said Capt. Vic Acosta, commander of PCG Station Batangas. PCG deployed a response team to contain the oil spill.
He said the focus of the clean-up operation is in Mabini as the spillage in Calatagan already evaporated.
We immediately deployed an oil spill response team and oil spill response equipment so we immediately contained it.
As informed, the tanker was carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel oil when it sank. The sinking of MT Princess Empress resulted to a massive oil spill that reached Batangas, Antique, and Palawan.
We are still determining where it came from.
He said there was no other maritime accident that occurred in the area while port operations were halted.