Solomon Islands: ship crew accused of dumping 1,000 tonnes of oil in sea

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Government alleges bulk carrier discharged heavy fuel oil into the sea off Santa Cruz island

A bulk carrier ship has deliberately dumped about 1,000 tonnes of oil into the sea off the coast of the Solomon Islands, government authorities have alleged.

The Panama-flagged MV Quebec, which was in the Solomons carrying a logging shipment for a Chinese company, is accused of discharging heavy fuel oil into Graciosa Bay in Temotu province in late January.

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