Cebu suffers from heavy oil spill

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Locals clean themselves from oil slick in Talisay

Two weeks after a passenger ship sank off the coast of the Philippine province of Cebu after it collided with a cargo ship, an incident that left 90 people dead, the region is suffering from 120,000 liters of oil from the sunken ship spilled onto the shorelines of the coastal towns of Talisay, Cordova and Lapu-Lapu, with the oil now also threatening Cebu City.

The spill has so far affected 300 hectares of mangroves, displaced more than 3,000 fishermen and also has scared away a considerable number of tourists, local media reported.

The impact on the local economy is huge as 80 per cent of the local population depends mainly on fishing.

The Philippine Departments of Labour and Employment and Social Welfare and Development have said to help fisherfolk in the affected coastal regions, but locals say that support has not been enough so far

Environmentalists said that cleaning up the mess will take over 1 year and will costs “millions of pesos.”

The ferry sank in waters off the coast of  Talisay City, an environmentally sustainable city that celebrates Earth Day. The coast of Cebu is known for its pristine waters and spectacular coral reefs that attract dive tourists from around the world.

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Locals clean themselves from oil slick in Talisay

Two weeks after a passenger ship sank off the coast of the Philippine province of Cebu after it collided with a cargo ship, an incident that left 90 people dead, the region is suffering from 120,000 liters of oil from the sunken ship spilled onto the shorelines of the coastal towns of Talisay, Cordova and Lapu-Lapu, with the oil now also threatening Cebu City.

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cebu oil spill passengers
Locals clean themselves from oil slick in Talisay

Two weeks after a passenger ship sank off the coast of the Philippine province of Cebu after it collided with a cargo ship, an incident that left 90 people dead, the region is suffering from 120,000 liters of oil from the sunken ship spilled onto the shorelines of the coastal towns of Talisay, Cordova and Lapu-Lapu, with the oil now also threatening Cebu City.

The spill has so far affected 300 hectares of mangroves, displaced more than 3,000 fishermen and also has scared away a considerable number of tourists, local media reported.

The impact on the local economy is huge as 80 per cent of the local population depends mainly on fishing.

The Philippine Departments of Labour and Employment and Social Welfare and Development have said to help fisherfolk in the affected coastal regions, but locals say that support has not been enough so far

Environmentalists said that cleaning up the mess will take over 1 year and will costs “millions of pesos.”

The ferry sank in waters off the coast of  Talisay City, an environmentally sustainable city that celebrates Earth Day. The coast of Cebu is known for its pristine waters and spectacular coral reefs that attract dive tourists from around the world.

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