Mission Report

Joint Assessment Report – Oil Spill in Estancia following Typhoon Haiyan

This mission report published by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit and the World Health Organisation covers the response to the oil spill emergency following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013. A significant spill of heavy oil (bunker C type) occurred when Power Barge No. 103 ran aground at the shores of Estancia during the height of the typhoon.

Between 21 and 23 November, environment experts from the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau visited the site of the oil spill together with a United Nations UNDAC team.

Consult the report here.

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