An oil spill reportedly caused by foreign tankers allegedly releasing an estimated 300 metric tonne (mt) of marine fuel took place at Kota Tinggi in Malaysia on Wednesday (17 April).
Satellite images earlier captured several vessels anchored at Tanjung Balau and Batu Layar where the spill occurred from April 14 to 16, according to Southern Region Marine Department director Dickson Dollah.
“We believe they discharged the oil at night to escape detection by the authorities,” he said as quoted by Bernama on Friday.
The vessels which released oil are believed to have left the scene.
An operation to remove the oil from affected waters was started on Wednesday evening, and authorities estimate the spill could take up to a week to remove.
Photo credit: Jabatan Laut Malaysia
Published: 22 April, 2019
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