GARCIA-HERNANDEZ, Bohol – Philipine Mining Service Corporation (PMSC) in this limestone-rich town wanted that heavily aground big ship’s oil/fuel be avoided from spilling into the seawaters here, company manager Paul Espina said.
In an interview, he said that he called on the ship steward/skipper he did not name to put back the oil boom to prepare from eventuality of oil spill.
He said that after the ship “Goldeneye,” a Singapore-based cargo ship aiming for limestone materials here, washed ashore, the crew put up the oil boom but days later they pulled it off.
Espina said that it may take long for the ship to finally siphon off its fuel supply since it’s still awaiting for a “salvage tanker” to do the job.
But beside from this, he said, his company still wanted the ship to settle the destruction of its limestone conveyor destroyed by the ship when it struck the end portion facility.
Espina admitted operations particularly in ocean-plying vessels might be affected with the damage of the conveyor.
But he said that operations of supplying limestone materials for local customers continue.
It will be recalled that the said vessel ran aground at the height of typhoon “Queenie” last week that left six dead and scores of infrastructure, agricultural crops, fishing boats and houses in ruins.