By SHERYLIN UNTALAN, GMA Integrated News
The Philippine Coast Guard installed four oil spill boom segments and six bails of sorbent pads at the Puerto Princesa City Port in Palawan on Friday to contain an oil spill.
The PCG response team contained the spill by 1:30 p.m. and collected approximately two drums of spilled oil from the 500-square-meter spill-affected waters.
“Coast Guard’s marine science technicians also acquired oil samples from the two vessels berthed at the Puerto Princesa City Port for fingerprinting analysis and comparison of possible spilled oil sources,” the PCG said.
The PCG also coordinated with another RoRo passenger vessel that departed the port hours before the incident to obtain oil samples for testing. — DVM, GMA Integrated News