June 16, 2023 – Nearly
four months after the tanker Princess Empress sank and triggered an oil
spill in Oriental Mindoro, MTSC is proud to announce that the Philippine Coast
Guard (PCG) confirmed that all eight cargo tanks “were now empty” and the oil
extraction operations were complete. The statement was made by Rear Adm.
Armando Balilo from the PCG after viewing the ROV ( Remotely Operated
Vehicle) live survey video.
Following the completion of the oil
extraction operations, MTSC confirmed that two of their tugboats would continue
to monitor and conduct OSR ( Oil Spill Response) operations.