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78 sea vessels involved in maritime accidents in Cebu due to Typhoon Odette –PCG

A total of 78 vessels were involved in maritime accidents in Cebu due to Typhoon Odette, Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo reported on Saturday.

Balilo said of the sea vessels involved in the incidents, two sank while the state of the others was still unknown, according to a Super Radyo DZBB report by Sam Nielsen.

Still other vessels either anchored, crashed, or capsized.

The PCG also reported an oil spill incident that may harm marine life.

The PCG already requested an oil spill boom and additional personnel from their station in Cebu to respond to the situation.

In an earlier Super Radyo DZBB interview, Balilo said the PCG's relief efforts are ongoing.

He said the BRP Gabriela Silang will leave on Sunday to deliver relief goods from Manila to Surigao City, and Eastern Visayas.

Earlier, the PCG conducted relief and evacuation efforts in Puerto Princesa and El Nido in Palawan, and in Loboc in Bohol.

Balilo reported their coast guard station and assets in Loboc were not spared by Odette. Sea vessels and those used for tourism were also damaged.

Siargao was also severely affected with roofs blown off, houses and resorts damaged, while the roof of the airport in Surigao del Norte was almost removed. — DVM/LBG, GMA News