Malay town conducts aerial inspection of oil spill
The local government unit (LGU) of Malay, Aklan conducted an aerial inspection of the affected coasts of Caluya, Antique to assess the oil spill and plan for preventive measures.
On March 12, Mayor Frolibar Bautista led the inspection together with Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management officer in charge Catherine Fulgencio, Malay Municipal Police Station chief Lieutenant Colonel Don Dicksie De Dios, and deputy chief Police Captain Kevin Amorio.
Boracay is not currently affected by the oil spill, but the LGU is conducting continuous roving and monitoring along the island’s coasts. (https://bit.ly/3TgXplI)
Oil slick booms were placed in strategic locations.
Bautista had previously directed that concerned agencies closely monitor the possible spread of an oil spill from the MT Princess Empress, which capsized on February 28 off the coast of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.
The motor tanker was reportedly carrying around 800,000 liters of industrial fuel oil.