Environment

What we know about the ship which allegedly caused Brazil oil spill

bouboulina ship oil spill
Greek vessel Bouboulina

On Friday, Brazilian federal marshals carried out Operation Stain, which investigates the origin and responsibility for the massive oil spill that has plagued the shores of Brazil’s Northeast for the past two months. So far, over 280 beach locations have been hit by the disaster, covering over one-third of the country’s coastline.

The police visited the headquarters of a company called Lachmann Agência Marítima, identified as the legal representative for Greek oil tanker Bouboulina, which is suspected of having caused the spill.

Lachmann, however, issued a statement saying it is not under investigation, but rather collaborating with the feds....

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