Israel offers help with Solomon Islands oil spill from ship grounded on protected reef
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 15 March 2019
“Israel is offering to send five experts to the Rennell Islands in Solomon Islands who are trained to respond to pollution at sea and shore.
“The MV Solomon Trader has been leaking oil into the ocean for over a month after grounding on a reef and is threatening the world's largest raised coral atoll and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
“Israel's Ambassador to the Pacific, Tibor Schlosser, said his Government is offering five International Maritime Organisation certified experts from the Ministry of Marine Environment Protection to help contain the oil spill and avoid further destruction.
“Reports suggested the damage is estimated to be over $US50 million and the Solomons caretaker Prime Minister Rick Hou has confirmed that a review of environmental and mining laws is needed to deal with such emergencies.”
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