Newspaper article China Post

8 Ships in Sights of Green Island Oil Spill Probe

Newspaper article China Post

8 Ships in Sights of Green Island Oil Spill Probe

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Maritime Port Bureau (MPB) and the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Sunday they were investigating eight vessels over an oil spill discovered Thursday off the coast of Green Island.

The MPB said that through using data provided by the EPA's oil pollution simulation system along with its own automatic vessel identification system, they were able to identify the eight unnamed vessels as the most likely source of

the spill.

It said six of the ships had previously anchored in Taiwan.

Taiwan's ports have been put on notice to report sightings of the eight vessels.

Should any of the ships dock in Taiwan, authorities had been instructed to board the vessels to carry out additional inquiries,

the bureau added.

However, it said that none of the eight ships were currently scheduled to return to Taiwan. …

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