2020-07-03: On Friday (03 July) an explosion occurred on a power plant ship near the Lapuz district of the city of Iloilo at about 03:00 p.m. (local time), which caused an oil spill, with about 40,000 litres of oil flowing into the waters around the city. According to authorities, an area of about 1,200 square kilometers is affected. A fire that broke out has already been extinguished. Initially, there were no reports of injuries.
Passengers should avoid the scene of the accident and follow instructions from safety authorities.