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Tempest in Tanon

Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by paulbaguio, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. garbonzo

    garbonzo DI Senior Member Veteran Marines

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    Welcome home Yabs!
     
  2. Dogleg

    Dogleg DI New Member

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    Good PM to all. This is my first time to join this forum. Allow me to jump in. Just wanted to address my thoughts to those who are concern of our marine environments. While drilling may have adverse effect on the safety of our environments but that is only when there is a spillage or uncontrolled blowout. To where I'm working now, fishing boats are anchored on the base of our drilling rig, so I can't say that fishes are driven away. But what really disturbs me is the waste materials that our two sugar Mills in Bais dumping to the sea. Does anybody even bother to check on these. I hope Dr. Malayang together with the mayor of Bais and nearby towns have the guts or political will to check on this. I know that they are against drilling in the Tanon strait so I hope they will look at these site as well. I know that offshore rigs contructors are more equipt to handle waste disposal as they are committed to their HS&E (Health, Safety & Environment) Policy much more to the Oil Companies HS&E and to the Government requirements. But I'm not sure about Sugar Mills and to include Nobel in Bacong. So, I hope somebody wil check into this.
     
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    jellyfish DI Forum Patron

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    Dogleg (what a funny nickname !), welcome to our DI forum.
    Your concern shows your positive attitude towards our environment.
    To work on a drilling platform seems (I say SEEMS) to be contradictory to environmental awareness but we know meanwhile from our dear member Yabs that that assumption can be quite misleading.
    I don't have connections (yet) to discuss with this topic.
    I however can't say that the coconut mill in Bacong is doing bad for the fishes. Yes there is a lot of rubbish on the bottom near the pier..
    But on the other hand ........if I dive near to the Ducomi pier, it's one of the best divespots for finding a diversity of beautiful UW creatures.
    And a lot of schools of smaller fishes around the pier posts.
    I haven't been diving near Bais, so I'm not aware of the situation around the sugar mills there.
    Good if you could give us some more details. Thanks.
     
  4. Dogleg

    Dogleg DI New Member

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    Jellyfish,

    Thanks for your reply and welcoming me to DI forum. I'm not really referring to the coconut mill in Bacong. I was referring to the plant that has been producing gun powder, if I'm right. Is it Nobel or what?

    Unfortunately I can't specifically give details of the sugar mills. But you can always have a look of what the water going through the creek coming out from the sugar mill. At CAB it is just close to the main gate, it's easy to see because there is a small bridge. You can smell it right there and then. I believe that is already an environmental polution. This goes towards the Bay of Bais. Since it is a bay the sea water is not drained fast enough to get cleaned up.

    As I've said, I hope environmentalist will dig deeper to it.

    Yes, working on a drilling platform may seem contradictory to environmental awareness but that's how I earn my leaving and it doesn't mean that I can't help protect our environment. I just have to abide with the rules and do my best to ensure that everybody does not violate it. In the other hand it gives me the knowledge and understanding, a little it maybe, how the oil companies are handling and protecting the environment. Allow me to tell you that they are very serious about it and a person or a contracting company can lose their job if they violate or happen to contaminate the environment. Even onshore, not only they monitor the waste materials but noise as well. Noise level of the rig must not go beyond the limit as to protect and keep the wild life in the location. Offshore, you can't even throw cigarette butts to the sea. Even toilet papers are processes before they are pump overboard. It may seem that I'm trying to be on the side of the oil companies but frankly I'm not. I'm just sharing with you what I myself have seen and have adhere to their HS&E Policy.

    I hope I can be more of help to protect our environment. Cheers.
     
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    As much as I don't like polluting the Tanon, I do agree with Kent and Dogleg...

    I believe I work similar to Dogleg, though I haven't been offshore...but true, the oil companies, do keep a tight rein on HSE policies...

    my 2 cents...


    aying
    -doing doglegs too, onshore..

    PS, Dogleg are you by any chance, an acquaintance of Yoland Y. or Don P.
     
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