The Brazilian government has blamed a greek-flagged oil
tanker for a mysterious oil spill that was discovered along the country’s
coastline late July.
The Brazilian investigators said the oil tanker, Bouboulina, spilled crude oil about 420 miles off the coastline around July 28-29.
The loaded vessel which is owned by Greece’s Delta Tankers
Ltd left Venezuela’s Jose terminal on July 19 bound for Malacca, Malaysia.
The country’s solicitor general has said the country would
pursue damages. The company has said it will cooperate with the investigation
Crude oil deposits are reported to have stained beaches
along the 1,500-mile coastline, hurting the fishing and tourism sectors.
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