The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs says since learning of reports that there had been tilting of the Venezuelan oil storage vessel the FSO Nabarima, the T&T’s Government has engaged in consistent action in the best interest of citizens.
The Ministry in a release issued this morning said “there was swift communication of our concerns to the Government of Venezuela on behalf of our people and our environment.”
Since those initial reports the Ministry said the Government has consistently utilized all available channels to press for verification of the status of the vessel in question.
The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, and the Ministry of National Security have all been working on solutions to the Nabarima issue.
The Venezuelan Government, according to the release; has indicated to the Foreign Affairs Ministry that the vessel was indeed tilting some time ago, but emphasized that they had conducted initial stabilization works on the Nabarima and that it is no longer in any danger.
The Ministry then said the Government immediately sought actual verification of this.
“Our Government has engaged via repeated and consistent communication, including multiple Notes Verbale sent to Venezuela on the matter, with persistent efforts to achieve access to the vessel in order to make our own determinations,” says The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs.