Photo courtesy of PCG FB account/ctto.

An abandoned ship that sank last week caused an oil spill along the coast of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Tuesday, April 6.

In a statement, the PCG said the Racal Shipping Corporation’s MV Tower One was anchored 200 meters off the coast of Barangay Luz Banzon, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental when it capsized and sank.

In the latest report from the Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao, they collected at least 21 drums of oil 21 drums of “oily water mixture” and 30 sacks of “oily debris.”

“Sa pinakahuling update ng Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao, umabot na sa 21 drum ng ‘oily water mixture’ at 30 sako ng ‘oily debris’ ang na-recover sa katubigan ng Barangay Luz Banzon (In the latest update of the Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao, up to 21 drums of ‘oily water mixture’ and 30 sacks of ‘oily debris’ have been recovered in the waters of Barangay Luz Banzon),” the PCG said.The cleanup operations are still ongoing, as of writing. (Click here for PCG Facebook account post)