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BumRushDaShow

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Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:41 AM Feb 12

Mystery ship capsizes in Trinidad and Tobago, triggering massive oil spill and national emergency

Source: CBS News

February 12, 2024 / 6:19 AM EST


Emergency workers in Trinidad and Tobago are racing to clean up a massive oil spill after a mystery vessel ran aground near the Caribbean island, casting a pall over Carnival tourism.

The spill was "not under control" as of Sunday, said Prime Minister Keith Rowley, who add that the country wgrappling (sic) with a national emergency.

The mystery vessel capsized Wednesday in waters off the Caribbean island, having made no emergency calls, with no sign of crew, and no clear sign of ownership.
Rowley on Sunday declared a national emergency as oil leaking from the vessel affected nearly 10 miles of coastline.

"Cleaning and restoration can only begin as soon as we have the situation under control. Right now the situation is not under control," the prime minister told journalists. Divers have so far been unable to plug the leak.


Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mystery-ship-trinidad-tobago-massive-oil-spill-national-emergency/

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Mystery ship capsizes in Trinidad and Tobago, triggering massive oil spill and national emergency (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 12 OP
Killing our inviroment and possibily making people sick-brought to you by capitalism uncontrolled Stargazer99 Feb 12 #1
Unless that mystery ship was hired directly or indirectly to bypass Wonder Why Feb 12 #3
Run to collect that insurance. PlutosHeart Feb 12 #2

Stargazer99

(2,499 posts)
1. Killing our inviroment and possibily making people sick-brought to you by capitalism uncontrolled
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:07 AM
Feb 12

When are the people finally going to wake up and protect themselves? The response of "oh this happens so why get upset? The problem is it happens more often than it needs to be because capitalism is out of control and it is time to quit thinking we cannot o anything about it and get some spine as a common group of people and stop the rich and hidden rulers of this country

Wonder Why

(2,578 posts)
3. Unless that mystery ship was hired directly or indirectly to bypass
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 03:28 PM
Feb 12

sanctions. That would constitute some corrupt governments "out of control and it is time to quit thinking we cannot o anything about it and get some spine as a common group of people..."

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