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2 missing in sea crash; oil slick unleashed 08/11/2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2 missing in sea crash; oil slick unleashed

08/11/2011
Two cargo vessels have collided off the coast of the southern Philippines, leaving two persons missing and unleashing a small oil slick, the Coast Guard said yesterday.

Two crew members of a locally-registered bulk carrier are missing after it was in collision late Tuesday with the Monrovia-registered container vessel HS Puccini off the southernmost tip of the southern island of Mindanao, it said.

The much-larger Puccini rescued 16 crew from the smaller vessel while the another five swam to shore and safety, a coastguard statement said.

The Puccini is sailing to the nearby port of General Santos as scheduled with the rescued crew members, it said, while the exact status of the other vessel was not specified..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110811hed6.html

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