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No oil spill from grounded cargo ship in Antique: PCG

No oil spill from grounded cargo ship in Antique: PCG
Raymond Carl Dela Cruz August 17, 2020

MANILA – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Monday reported that the Vietnamese-flagged cargo vessel, MV Globe 6, will not spill oil based on the underwater hull inspection by PCG divers.

In an update, the PCG said MV Globe 6, which ran aground in the waters between Nagubat Island and Liwagao Island in Caluya, Antique, “only acquired 80 percent minor scratches from the bulbous bow” to the bottom portion of its engine room at both sides of the hull, according to divers from the BRP Cape Engaño (MRRV-4411).

“Despite the impact of the incident, the ship’s rudder and propeller remained intact and in excellent condition, as well as the vessel’s ballast tank as reported by Captain Nguyen Hoai, skipper of MV Globe 6,” the PCG said.

Hoai added the incident occurred after their officer on watch fell asleep.

“Nevertheless, the 25 crew aboard the Vietnamese cargo vessel are all safe and in good physical condition,” the PCG said.

Prior to the hull inspection, it said the PCG and Port State Control–Semirara Division laid oil spill boom around the ship as a precautionary measure.

On August 13, MV Globe 6 ran aground on its way to Davao City from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to deliver its rice cargo. (PNA)