DENR orders cleanup, salvage of sunken ship

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources orders owners to salvage the ship Billy Star and sop up the sulfuric acid that escaped from its tank off the coast of Bauan, Batangas.

Owned by Grand Asian Shipping, the 150-ton ship was having repairs at the Keppel Shipyard in Barangay San Miguel, Bauan, Batangas, when it sank on Saturday. The hull bottom was believed to be badly corroded.