Oil Spills In Bahamian Waters A Concern
Another oil spill occurred in Grand Bahama in February as a barge attempted to refuel a ship known as Butterfly near the mouth of Freeport Harbour.
A government statement noted that 210 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean during the process, although an independent observer stated that it was more like 1,000 gallons.
This is the second spill in Bahamian waters in as many months, in December 3,000 gallons gushed into the ocean. The Minister of Aviation and Transport says that the protection of the marine environment is crucial to the growth and development of the Bahamas, but how many spills will it take before they put legislation in place and protect our Bahamas from the pollution (this includes spills from electrical plants and waste too) which threatens to destroy our country, its’ good reputation and beautiful environment.
Source: ANCATenvironment, government, marine, oil