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Tobago’s tourism, fishing hit as oil slick spreads across Caribbean

Sacborough, Tobago Reuters Nine days after a slick was first spotted by Trinidad and Tobago’s Coast Guard, an oil leak from a capsized barge remains unplugged, according to first responders and authorities, prompting nations across the Caribbean to coordinate a response. The spill has spread miles from Tobago’s shore, the area first hit by the […]

Tobago oil spill spreading to Grenada, could also impact Venezuela

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Reuters An oil spill that has stained Tobago’s coastline in the Caribbean is entering into Grenada’s waters and could impact neighboring Venezuela, Tobago’s Chief Secretary Farley Augustine told Reuters on Thursday. Eight days after Trinidad and Tobago’s Coast Guard first spotted the oil from a capsized vessel whose owner […]

Tides move oil spill away from Tobago to the Caribbean Sea, cleanup progresses

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Reuters A week after an oil spill was first spotted near Tobago’s shore, portions of the stain are moving in opposite directions into the Caribbean Sea, the island’s emergency management agency (TEMA) said on Wednesday. First responders and volunteers have been trying to contain the 12 kilometre-long spill, which […]

Trinidad and Tobago cleans up beaches following 12-kilometre-long oil spill

Reuters First responders and volunteers from Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday sought to contain an oil spill detected last week in the Caribbean country’s waters and clean areas of Tobago island’s coast already affected by the incident.  Trinidad and Tobago’s coast guard first spotted the spill on 7th February, about six kilometres off the coast […]

Philippines beefs up efforts to contain oil leak from sunken tanker

An aerial view shows the oil spill from the sunken fuel tanker MT Princess Empress on the shores of Pola, in Oriental Mindoro province, Philippines, March 8, 2023. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

Manila, Philippines Reuters Philippine authorities have increased efforts to contain an oil spill from a sunken fuel tanker that has affected coastal towns and was still spreading, the environment ministry said on Tuesday, as the country grapples with cleanup challenges. Improvised spill booms made from cogon grass and coconut materials were helping to restrict oil […]

Oil spill threatens corals in eastern Thailand

Thailand oil spill

Bangkok, ThailandReuters Authorities are rushing to prevent an oil spill in eastern Thailand from damaging fragile corals, after officials said on Sunday the leak that began last week was drifting towards more coastal areas. Vessels wait to clean oil spills caused by a leak from an undersea pipeline 20 kilometres off Thailand’s eastern coast at […]

Thai beach declared disaster area after oil spill

Thailand Mae Ramphueng beach oil spill

Bangkok, ThailandReuters A beach in eastern Thailand was declared a disaster area on Saturday as oil leaking from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand continued to wash ashore and blacken the sand. The leak from the pipeline owned by Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited started late on Tuesday and was brought under […]

Updated: Tongans make contact with world as phone lines partially restored after tsunami; oil spill in Peru an “ecological disaster”

Tonga tsunami clean up

Updated: 10am (AEDT)Reuters Tongans could finally make phone contact with their families and the outside world on Thursday five days after a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami completely cut off the Pacific island nation. The explosion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, which has killed at least three people and sent tsunami waves across the Pacific, […]