VIP – very important passage

More than two weeks after MT Princess Empress’ descent, it’s still a race against time to contain the spillage in Oriental Mindoro. Each day the sunken vessel continues to leak oil underneath equates to life snuffed out of the sea. Threats to marine life and biodiversity continue to multiply the longer MT Princess Empress remains submerged. As the slick continues to creep to adjoining waters, now threatening to reach the treasured Verde Island Passage, we are confronted with the scarier reality that the heart of world biodiversity may die very soon if we fail to get our acts together now.