Drone footage shows oil spill on Philippines coast

STORY: The tanker had about 800,000 litres (211,338 gallons) of industrial fuel oil on board when it suffered engine trouble on Feb. 28 (Tuesday) in rough seas, according to the coast guard.

Philippine authorities said on Monday (March 6) they believed they have found the tanker that sank off Oriental Mindoro last week and that they planned to deploy a remotely-operated autonomous vehicle to pinpoint its exact location.

Marine scientists at the University of the Philippines said about 36,000 hectares (88,958 acres) of coral reef, mangroves and seagrass were potentially in danger of being affected by the oil slick.