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Bulk Carrier accused of 1000 tonnes oil spill in Solomons Island
Team Sea and Coast | 18/02/2021
Government authorities have alleged a Panama flagged bulk carrier ship MV Quebec of dumping about 1,000 tonnes of oil into the sea off the coast of the Solomon Islands, 
The vessel was carrying a logging shipment for a Chinese company in the Solomons, is accused of discharging heavy fuel oil into Graciosa Bay in Temotu province in late January.
The premier of Temotu, Clay Forau, said he believed it was a deliberate action by the ship to pollute Solomons Water. Moreover,  it is learnt from the official statement of the director of Solomon Island Maritime Authority that the government would pursue a legal action against the vessel owners for the initial assessment reports an oil spill of 1000 tonnes.
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