The oil spill from the MV Solomon Trader along the coastline of Rennell Island. Photo: AFP

Canberra tells off insurer and Hong Kong owner of cargo ship for ‘leaving Australia and Solomon Islands’ to clean up oil spill

  • The MV Solomon Trader ran aground on February 5 and has leaked more than 70 tonnes of heavy fuel oil into World Heritage-listed waters
Topic |   Pacific nations

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The oil spill from the MV Solomon Trader along the coastline of Rennell Island. Photo: AFP
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The oil spill from the MV Solomon Trader along the coastline of Rennell Island. Photo: AFP

Australia sends help to Solomon Islands as grounded Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship leaks oil into World Heritage-listed waters

  • Rennell Island is the largest raised coral atoll in the world and includes a Unesco World Heritage Site which extends kilometres out to sea
  • Indonesian firm Bintan Mining SI chartered the ship to take bauxite from its mine on the western half of Rennell Island to China
Topic |   Hong Kong shipping and logistics

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The oil spill from the MV Solomon Trader along the coastline of Rennell Island. Photo: AFP
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