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Oil Spill on Queensland's Coast...??!?

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1. Posted by nouse4name (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

So I was just reading some news headlines and I came across an article about a recent oil spill off the coast around Brisbane. From the article, it seemed it was pretty bad considering Queensland declared that whole stretch of coastline a "Diaster Zone". But it didn't go into too much detail.

So I was wondering if anybody down there in that region knows what is really going on and may be give a firsthand account of how bad it actually is. Any comments or more info would be great!

2. Posted by Cool Paul (Respected Member 611 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I read an article that said moreton island got hit pretty bad. but yeah not a lot of details.. from what I gathered it wasn't and oil tanker but a barge that leaked oil into the ocean after and accident. hopefully it's not too too bad.

3. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

This article has some good information on the disaster.

The oil spill occurred when 31 containers of ammonium nitrate fell into the sea during rough conditions caused by Cyclone Hamish. As they fell they punctured the ship's hull, releasing oil into Moreton Bay.

4. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Yes, it's worse alright, around 230,000 Litres - and the ship's firm, which is Swire Shipping has admitted error. I hope they friggin well pay part or all of the bloody clean up cost which is around $100,00 a day.

This was Cape Moreton and Bribie Island.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Mar-2009, at 21:08 by Whistler 2 ]

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