Japs set to salvage sunken tanker: ‘It was a very seaworthy ship,’

Underwater inspection is up this week in the accident site of Petron chartered M/T Solar 1, some 15 nautical miles south of Guimaras island. Hi-tech sonar equipment will also do the job in locating the exact location of the submerged tanker set to be aided by the vessel’s Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and sonar mapping.

As such, it would be ‘judgment day for the country’s largest oil refiner with no less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordering for the immediate retrieval of M/T Solar 1 and mounting calls from officials of Guimaras and Iloilo provincial governments.