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Bulk carrier MV Quebec at anchor in Graciosa Bay in Temotu, Solomon Islands. Photograph: National Disaster Management Office/The Guardian
February 19, 2021

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... is accused of discharging heavy fuel oil into Graciosa Bay in Temotu province in late January...Comparisons have already been drawn with a 2019 disaster, when the bulk carrier MV Solomon Trader, ran aground off Rennell Island – part of which is a UNESCO world heritage site...

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