UP MSI: Oil slicks moving toward Naujan, Pola in Oriental Mindoro

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  • "The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) joined the conduct of a re-survey as part of the Shoreline Clean-up and Assessment Technique (SCAT) in Pola, Oriental Mindoro, on 23 March 2023." (Photo: Philippine Coast Guard)

Oil slicks from sunken MT Princess Empress were seen moving toward the coasts of Naujan and Pola, Oriental Mindoro, said the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute in a bulletin on Wednesday evening, March 29.

"The slicks floating in the area around the sunken tanker show that oil was still leaking out as of yesterday, March 28.

"Oil spill trajectories for March 25-April 3 forecasts that the spill may be headed for Pola, Naujan, and along the coast to Calapan, Oriental Mindoro," the institute advised.

This prediction was according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report and on satellite images taken at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28.

Courtesy of UP MSI