On Friday, the personnel of a half-submerged cargo vessel, the MV Palawan Pearl, tried salvaging whatever valuable items they had on the stricken ship that were lying 100 meters off the Baseco Beach in Manila Bay.
MV Palawan Pearl had collided with BKM 104, the Cyprus-flagged utility ship outside the South Harbor Anchorage area on Thursday.
Per authorities, the cargo ship had been carrying 3,000 litres of diesel oil when the collision happened.
Early on Friday, the Philippine Coast Guard had said that it had not observed an oil spill from the half-sunken vessel.
The oil on the ship was ordinary diesel, and in case it even spills, it will easily dissipate.
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