Authorities Start Investigating Queensland Oil Spill

Tuesday / October 18, 2016


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

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