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Coast Guard checks for oil spill as cargo vessels sink off Antique, Catanduanes


Philippine Coast Guard teams are monitoring possible oil spills from the sinking of two cargo vessels off Antique and Catanduanes over the weekend.
 
In Antique, the M/V Seaford 2 carrying 7,000 liters of diesel sank off San Jose in Antique province, radio dzBB reported early Monday.
 
The ship was also carrying 35,000 bags of cement at the time it sank, the report quoted the Philippine National Police as saying.
 
But the 18 crew members of the ship were reported safe, it added.
 
Initial investigation showed the ship took in water after its hull was breached by a hard object. The ship was heading for Culasi, Antique from Misamis.
 
On the other hand, the Panamanian vessel M/V Sun Spirit sank over the weekend off Catanduanes even as its crew of 14 (12 Indonesians and two Malaysians) were safe.
 
The ship was heading for China from Leyte when it sank. The PCG said the 14 crew members were brought to Legazpi City in Albay for a medical checkup.
 
In both cases, the PCG sent teams to check for possible oil spills.
 
A separate report on Bombo Radyo identified the 14 crew members of the M/V Sun Spirit as:
 
  1. Soerjanco
  2. Adi Sutrisno, 34
  3. Ali Imron, 28
  4. Tony Liston
  5. Sukardi Sudarto, 45
  6. Zainal Arifin, 47
  7. Godfan Arif, 37
  8. Mas Ud, 34
  9. Agus Sugiiar, 39
  10. Kushendra, 41
  11. Matt Rohim, 59
  12. Muhayat, 28
  13. Chief Engineer Cha Chi Moon, 64
  14. Captain Cheon Eon Park, 64
 
—KG, GMA News
January 23, 2012 7:47am
GMA News Online

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