No oil spill from cargo ship that sinks off Cebu: Coast Guard-A A +A
Thursday, July 5, 2012
MANILA -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assured on Thursday that there was no oil spill after a cargo vessel capsized on Sunday off Cebu province.
Lieutenant Commander Armand Balilo, PCG spokesman, said that a minimal oil sheen coming from the oil water mixture was sighted off Canjulao, Lapu-Lapu City, where M/V B&E Uno touched bottom and listed to port while docking at the shorelines of the village.
Residents of Canjulao need not be alarmed of said oil sheen considering that diesel oil easily evaporates when exposed to the sun, he said.
Balilo said that the ship's skipper, Capt. Jaime Cabajes, reportedly attempted to beach the vessel but the area was deep and M/V B&E Uno eventually sank.
The cargo vessel was loaded with 23 bags of cement, 1,000 liters of oil and 100 liters of lube oil when the incident occurred. (SDR/Sunnex)