Grounded bulker creates environmental catastrophe due to oil spill

A huge bulker has run aground off the coast of the Solomon Islands and is leaking large volumes of oil near an UNESCO-listed coral reef. Australian authorities call it a climate catastrophe and warn the leak could become even larger. See the images and stay updated here. 

Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

An environmental catastrophe has struck a coral reef along the coast of the Solomon Islands, where the 225 meter bulk vessel "MV Solomon Trader" has been stranded and is leaking huge oil volumes.

The bulk vessel has been stranded along a coral reef since Feb. 5, where it was about to service a bauxit mine along the Rennell Islands approximately 240 kilometers south of the Solomon Islands, Honiara.

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