INSIGHT: SOUTHEAST ASIA - The Black Tide: Philippines’ oil spill causes ecological disaster,
22 March 2023
The environmental disaster has prompted a Philippine Senate probe that has so far IMPLICATIONS revealed government failures and raised questions over the seaworthiness of the vessel, cleanup Probe investigators uncovered conflicting reports responsibility, and co-ordination efforts to contain about the issuance of an updated ‘Certificate of Public the spill. [...] INSIGHT: SOUTHEAST ASIA | 1 As one of the investigators, the Philippine been trying to contain the spread of the spill, but Department of Justice has also alleged that the MT the impacted area continues to widen, complicating Princess Empress was a 50-year-old rebuilt scrap ship rehabilitation and recovery efforts for the affected rather than a purpose-built tanker, contradicting marine habitats a. [...] International cleanup assistance: operators to neglect the rules and lambasted PCG and MARINA for failing to undertake due diligence in Although the spill hasn’t reached the Tier 3 preventing the crisis. [...] A fishing ban in the affected teams to assist with the cleanup, and the U. [...] the disaster response to the crisis has been slow, with Tourists planning to visit the affected resorts are the Senate now discussing a request to the president cancelling their bookings.