Philippine Oil Spill Barge Sinks

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
A barge carrying hundreds of tonnes of debris from last August's devastating oil spill in the Philippines has sunk. BBC reported that the barge was being towed to a processing plant when it sank in rough seas, raising fears of another environmental crisis. Philippines Oil Spill Barge Sinks The barge was being towed to a processing plant when it sank in rough seas, raising fears of another environmental crisis. Officials say the crew has been rescued, and that they are investigating the incident. The Solar 1, was carrying two million litrer of oil when it sank near the Guimaras island on 11 August. The spill affected 40,000 people and hundreds of miles of coastline. The barge, hired by oil refiner Petron, was carrying sludge from the site where the Solar 1 sank. Local officials blamed the sinking on giant waves and strong winds. A spokesman for Petron, which had also chartered the Solar 1, said that the company had sent equipment to clean up the latest sinking. Source: BBC
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