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Oil spill in Levuka from ‘Sinuiwasa Dua’ is being monitored

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport continues to monitor the current oil spill from the ‘Sinuiwasa Dua’ that capsized in Levuka during Tropical Cyclone Winston.  Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport Permanent Secretary, Mr. Paul Bayly said the Maritime Safety Authority Fiji has deployed a containment boom to contain the spill and have applied a dispersant. […]

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April 6, 2016 4:04 pm

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport continues to monitor the current oil spill from the ‘Sinuiwasa Dua’ that capsized in Levuka during Tropical Cyclone Winston. 

Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport Permanent Secretary, Mr. Paul Bayly said the Maritime Safety Authority Fiji has deployed a containment boom to contain the spill and have applied a dispersant.

The oil is light diesel and will evaporate naturally. Also, wave action tends to break it down faster.

(DEPTFO)
(DEPTFO)

There is a low risk of environmental impact and the owner has been instructed to remove any remaining oil from the vessel and to remove the vessel as well.

The public is also urged to refrain from going out into the affected area where officials are currently working.

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