Australian oil spill worse than expected

Swire Shipping, the owner of the ‘Pacific Adventurer’ has admitted that the damage to the hull of the vessel was worse than its initial announcement.

According to The Age, a diver’s examination found that the hull’s damage was worse than initially believed to be, and that this would mean that the amount of oil spilt off Moreton Bay would be more than the initial estimation of 42.5 tonnes. The Age reported that authorities are now saying that over 100 tonnes of oil may have been spilt. Maritime Safety Queensland added that the effects of the spill would probably get worse before they got better.

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