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Cebu oil leak contained

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) declared that the leaked oil off Piscador Island, a known diving spot in Moalboal, Cebu, over the weekend has been contained and dissipated.

Personnel from the PCG’s Marine Environmental Protection Unit went to the affected areas of the oil spill for surface inspection following the coastal cleanup.

“The team conducted marine patrol operation onboard a motorboat and found no more sighting of oil sheen,” said Agapito Bibat, commander of Coast Guard Station Cebu, in his incident report about the oil spill.

The leaked oil reportedly affected three kilometers of the shoreline of Moalboal town, but it was cleaned up by coast guard and provincial disaster personnel and residents.

Bibat said they had collected 30 sacks of debris contaminated with oil water mixture and put it at the garbage storage area of the local government unit.

“No untoward incident happened,” he declared.

CGS Cebu learned about the oil spill on Friday night after it was informed by a certain Julius Camerino from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO). (Raymund F. Antonio)