Wednesday, September 5, 2012

On Oil Leaks, and Roll-On-Roll-Off

It was admitted that oil mixing with sea water at the Caticlan Jetty Port could not really be avoided since oil leaks from ships and boats.

This was admitted by Caticlan Jetty Port Administrator Nieven Maquirang. He went on to say that such was the reason why the operation of Roll-On-Roll-Off (RORO) at the jetty port is now regulated.

Maquirang added that at present the Administration prefers its operation to be for tourism thus they are allegedly convincing bigger passenger ships to dock at the port instead of RORO. This is to limit the number of ships docking there.

Nevertheless, the Administrator said that it would not be easy to take away the operation of RORO at Caticlan. He clarified that the RORO has a big contribution to business in Boracay especially in the transportation of products.

The announcement from Maquirang came after the reported dispersion of un-refined oil at the coast of Boracay, which was believed in the beginning to have possibly originated from ships that pass.

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