Japan to send team for oil removal, control after oil spill in Oriental Mindoro | Global News

Japan to send team for oil removal, control after oil spill in Oriental Mindoro

/ 08:12 PM March 08, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — Japan will send a team to help the Philippines in its efforts to remove and control oil following the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro.

According to Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko on Wednesday, they have coordinated the support efforts with the Philippine government.

“JCG (Japan Coast Guard) oil control experts are on the way!” Kazuhiko posted on Twitter.


“In coordination with the PH government, Japan will send a Disaster Relief Expert Team on oil removal and control to support on-going efforts in response to the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, We are one with you in these trying times,” he added.


On February 28, an oil spill ensued after a tanker carrying 800,000 liters of oil sank in Oriental Mindoro.

READ:  Oil spill ensues after vessel carrying 800,000 liters of oil sinks in Oriental Mindoro

The oil spill prompted the declaration of a state of calamity in nine towns in the province.

READ: Oil spill puts 8 more towns in Oriental Mindoro in calamity state

To date, the Philippine Coast Guard continues its cleanup efforts in the area.

READ: PCG continues cleanup in Oriental Mindoro after oil spill

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