Worst Brazil oil spill ‘culprit’ is currently skulking off SA ...


Worst Brazil oil spill ‘culprit’ is currently skulking off SA coast

But the tanker is classified as ‘low-risk’ by the maritime safety authority, which let it dock at the Cape and Durban

Alex Patrick, Bobby Jordan and AFP

A Greek oil tanker alleged to have caused a huge spill in Brazil is sitting just outside SA waters, according to the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa).

Last Friday the Brazilian Navy said it believed the cause of the July 28-29 spill was the Bouboulina, owned by Greece’s Delta Tankers. 

But Samsa said it had no reason to suspect the ship was involved in the spill and had allowed her to dock at two harbours and continue her journey. The ship took on oil in Venezuela and is headed to Singapore...

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