Relevant authorities have located the MT Princess Empress, a tanker loaded with 800,000 litres of industrial oil that caused an oil spill after it submerged in the waters off Oriental Mindoro, per information received from Governor Bonz Dolor.
The tanker was located about 7.5 nm from Balingawan Point, in Oriental Mindoro, facing Pola Municipality, Dolor mentioned on Monday in a press briefing.
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During the press briefing, Toni Yulo-Loyzaga, the Environment Secretary, shared the information with Dolor over a phone call.
The governor on Tuesday mentioned that Yulo-Loyzaga would meet him to discuss analyzed data on the precise location of the sunken tanker. He explained that it might contain some oil that could spread to the shores of nearby municipalities.
MT Princess Empress capsized last 28 February, spilling oil into the waters of Oriental Mindoro. This impacted 34 locally managed marine safeguarded zones in 10 municipalities and almost 36,000 hectares of coral reefs, sea grass, and mangroves.
References: Laprensa Latina, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News
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