Typhoon takes its toll in the Philippines

Authorities are working hard to contain an environmental disaster in the Philippines after the locally flagged product tanker grounded near Marinduque as Typhoon Nina slammed into the archipelago.

The Obama was en route from Subic Bay to Tacloban when it ran into difficulties. The local coast guard has reported an oil spill in the vicinity of the grounded vessel and has urged the ship’s owner to get a salvage company in place fast. The accident took place in a famous diving area, with pristine coral reefs attracting many tourists every year.

Elsewhere, a ferry sunk and a roro ran aground as the typhoon took its toll on the Southeast Asian nation.


Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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