Authorities are investigating 14 possible sources of an oil spill near the Great Barrier Reef, The Brisbane Times reports
Fourteen ships have been identified as possible sources of a film of oil stretching, in broken sections, 30 kilometres long and five kilometres wide south of Townsville, Patrick Quirk, general manager of Maritime Services Queensland said on Saturday July 18, 2015.
An oil slick was confirmed 18 nautical miles (33 kilometres) NNE of Cape Upstart on Friday evening, but was broken up into metre-sized blotches of oily film by the weather.
“We know the ships that went past the area,” Mr Quirk said.
“There are 14 ships that we consider are possible sources of oil and we plan to take oil samples from all of those ships,” he said.
“We already have samples from five ships in Australian ports and when the others port in Australia or overseas we will get samples.”
Townsville water Police took samples from the oily film confirmed last week, after an 800-metre diameter slick it was reported by a fisherman to Townsville’s Coast Guard on Friday (July 17) morning.
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