The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Batangas has reassured that the oil spill from the sunken fishing vessel Anita DJ II will not pose any serious threats to the coastal communities of Calatagan, Batangas. The fishing boat capsized on August 27 while en route from Navotas Port to Palawan. All crew members were rescued by the PCG. The boat was loaded with 70,000 liters of marine diesel oil, which easily evaporates in sunlight and poses a low threat compared to industrial fuel oil. The PCG has deployed ships with water cannons to help dissipate the oil sheen and has coordinated with local government units and resort owners in Batangas to prepare for any potential impact on the shores. The PCG has also issued a Notice to Mariners to avoid the area where the vessel capsized due to floating debris that could hinder safe navigation.
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