A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean . . .

Repeating Islands

The full title of this article is “A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean looks to be safe — for now.” Jariel Arvin(Vox) writes that the FSO Nabarima’s precarious situation has worried activists and governments for months. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

A stranded oil tanker many feared was on the verge of spilling 1.3 million barrels of crude oil into the Caribbean no longer poses a major environmental risk, Trinidad and Tobago’s government said Wednesday.

But despite the positive assessment, environmental activists and local experts still want the dual-island nation’s government to take proactive measures in case the worst actually happens.

The precarious situation of the Venezuela-flagged oil tanker, the FSO Nabarima, has concerned environmental activists and governments around the world for months. The ship has been stranded in the Gulf of Paria between Venezuela and…

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