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Brazil adds Maran Apollo, Maran Libra, Minerva Alexandra and Cap Pembroke as Suspects for Oil Spill

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 11 Nov 2019

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After initially naming only one ship, Brazilian authorities have added four more tankers as suspects in the investigation into the source of oil tarring its coastline over the past two months. Brazilian investigators initially said that a Greek-flagged tanker named Bouboulina and owned by Delta Tankers Ltd was a suspect as the possible cause of the oil spill. Delta Tankers said in a statement that it had been notified of the investigation. The company also said Brazilian authorities named four other tankers as suspects Maran Apollo, Maran Libra, Minerva Alexandra and Cap Pembroke.

Maran Apollo and Maran Libra are two VLCC owned by Greek company Maran Tankers Management Inc. Minerva Alexandra is an Aframax tanker with capacity to carry around 100,000 tonnes. It is owned by Minerva Marine Inc, also a Greek firm. Cap Pembroke is a Suezmax tanker with capacity for 156,000 tonnes, owned by Belgium’s Euronav NV.

From late August to the end of October, the mystery oil washed ashore in nine Brazilian states, closing hundreds of beaches and killing scores of animals. Volunteers trying to clean up the crude without proper equipment have also fallen sick.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 11 Nov 2019
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