Findings on Solar 1 sinking out Friday; GMA vows no whitewash

September 7, 2006

ILOILO CITY — Experts will come out with their recommendations on what to do with the sunken tanker Solar I by tomorrow, the Coast Guard said yesterday.

“They’re still studying it (the underwater footage),” Coast Guard commander Vice Adm. Arthur Gosingan said yesterday. “The findings and the recommendations will be in by Friday at the earliest.”

At Malacañang, President Arroyo vowed yesterday that there will be no whitewash in the investigation into the oil spill that devastated vast fishing grounds and marine reserves off Guimaras island.

“As we clean up the coast of Guimaras with all the intensity we can muster, we will make sure that there will be no whitewash in ferreting out the truth behind the accident,” she told Guimaras local officials. The Philippine Star 09/07/2006

(For the full story, click Findings, and Freeman, Sept. 7, 2006.)


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