Central Gov’t and TT Salvage blamed for oil leaking from wreckage site in Tobago

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Central Gov’t and TT Salvage blamed for oil leaking from wreckage site in Tobago

The Central Government, as well as international salvaging company T&T Salvage, are both being blamed for a new leak of bunker fuel from the Gulfstream wreckage site in Tobago.

President of the All-Tobago Fisherfolk Association Curtis Douglas, said he believes the leak could have been avoided if the oil boom had remained around the wreckage site, as fisherfolk had recommended.

The Tobago fisherfolk spokesman warned that fishermen will act.

Douglas is now calling on the Ministry of Energy and T&T Salvage to ensure that the fisherfolk fishing ground is not damaged, and to ensure that marine life is preserved.

The authorities believe the hydrocarbon release was caused by a disturbance of the vessel, likely due to adverse weather conditions this week.