A group of local fisherman from BrgyTando Village collect oil from beaches by hand. The spill began on August 11 when Solar I, a Petron-chartered single hull vessel carrying 2.1 million litres of oil sank in the Guimaras Strait, about 500km southeast...

Photo | 18 August, 2006

A group of local fisherman from BrgyTando Village collect oil from beaches by hand. The spill began on August 11 when Solar I, a Petron-chartered single hull vessel carrying 2.1 million litres of oil sank in the Guimaras Strait, about 500km southeast of Manila. According to Coast guard district commander Capt Luis Tuazon about 350 000 litres of oil have already spilled from the tanker.. Greenpeace called on the Philippine government to hold oil firm Petron and its partners accountable for damages to the environment and people’s livelihoods resulting from the worst oil spill in Philippine history.