Just three months ago a Petron chartered tanker sank causing the worst oil spill in Philippines history. Now a barge used by the same company as part of the on going clean up has sunk.
From Greenpeace Philippines:
Last night, the barge Harbor Star was carrying 59,000 sacks of oil debris from Guimaras and was bound for the Holcim Plant in Lugait, Misamis Oriental when it encountered strong waves, causing it to sink four nautical miles from Plaridel around 11:10 p.m.
As of now, a lot still remains to be answered with regards to this new development in the Petron-oil spill. But whether this most recent incident is caused by gross negligence or plain stupidity, the Philippine government must be hold Petron accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Petron has yet to fully answer for its disastrous oil spill in Guimaras, but here it is again with another environmental disaster in the making.