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(268,383 posts)
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 03:01 PM Feb 11

Oil spill in Tobago



Officials on the Caribbean island of Tobago are scrambling to clean up a growing oil spill while they also investigate the mysterious capsized vessel that is causing the growing environmental disaster. Oil is fouling the southwestern end of the island with warnings that it may continue to spread.

A massive clean-up effort has been launched as the oil continues to wash onshore with the Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard investigating the vessel. The government is now classifying it as a Tier II disaster with the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Environmental Management Authority, and other government agencies all coordinating in the effort. Speculation was that it would be elevated to a Tier III disaster by the end of the day Thursday or early on Friday.
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Oil spill in Tobago (Original Post) malaise Feb 11 OP
Yikes. 2naSalit Feb 11 #1
Watched the pan festival last night malaise Feb 11 #2
Yep... 2naSalit Feb 11 #3
Can't imagine how people must feel looking out at that disaster covering the water and the sand, holding only a shovel! Judi Lynn Feb 12 #4


(86,223 posts)
1. Yikes.
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 05:01 PM
Feb 11

That sucks.

Used to know someone, back in college, who lived in Trinidad. She was a pan player, with a PhD in percussion. She had a very interesting life.

I hope there are resources available to the islands for clean up, that looked pretty serious.


(268,383 posts)
2. Watched the pan festival last night
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 05:14 PM
Feb 11

Out of this world as usual.
This has effed up the beaches and much more in the middle of their tiyrusm season


(86,223 posts)
3. Yep...
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 06:58 PM
Feb 11

Not a good thing at all. I wonder what the rest of the story is.

I hope that they get lots of help investigating as well as help cleaning it up.

Judi Lynn

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4. Can't imagine how people must feel looking out at that disaster covering the water and the sand, holding only a shovel!
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 02:09 PM
Feb 12

"Yeah, you betcha! Hey, thanks, a lot. I mean it! Thanks!"


It's a serious crime, those responsible are criminals. They belong in prison.

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