Clean-up launched after Philippines oil spill

STORY: Wearing full personal protective equipment, more than 40 residents and coastguard personnel in the town of Pola worked to wipe thick sludge off rocks that lined the shore and collected sacks of washed up debris covered in oil.

The tanker, MT Princess Empress, was en route to Iloilo province in central Philippines with 20 crew members and about 800,000 litres of industrial fuel oil on board when it suffered engine trouble on February 28 in rough seas, according to the coast guard.