Authorities Start Investigating Queensland Oil Spill
Authorities in Queensland are accessing vessel traffic systems to try and pinpoint which ship transiting near Fraser Island has been responsible for a 50 km oil slick washing up on the shores of the World Heritage-listed site.
Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) is compiling a list of vessels known to have been in the area in the past few days.
Maximum fines associated with oil spills in Queensland stand at A$11.78m ($9.05m), plus a further A$17m from the federal government.
Source: Splash 24/7