By Gabriel Cardinoza
The municipal government of Bolinao, Pangasinan, has asked the owners of the sunken ship, MV Harita Bauxite, to immediately stop the vessel’s oil from spilling into the West Philippine Sea to prevent it from causing further damage to coastal communities.
By Tina G. Santos
The Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday said it already called off its search and rescue operations for the 14 missing crew members of a Myanmar ship that sank off Bolinao, Pangasinan on Saturday night.
By Michael Kunzelman
A lawyer for BP PLC entered a not-guilty plea for the company as it was arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2010 rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Philippine sailors’ support group said Friday the owners of a ship that caused New Zealand’s biggest sea pollution should share the blame for the disaster that led to two Filipino seamen being jailed.
The captain and the navigator of a ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef last year in what authorities have called the country’s worst maritime environmental disaster were each sentenced Friday to seven months in jail.
The Filipino captain and second officer of a ship that caused New Zealand’s biggest sea pollution disaster pleaded guilty to criminal charges Wednesday and could face lengthy jail terms, officials said.
Filipino sailors from the ship responsible for New Zealand’s worst sea pollution disaster are being kept at a secret location amid fears for their safety, the ship’s agent said Friday.