Vessel Carrying Fuel Sinks Near Tunisia Coast

Photo by JR Harris/Unsplash
Photo by JR Harris/Unsplash

Potential Environmental Disaster After Bunker Vessel Sinks


A merchant vessel carrying fuel sank on April 16th, near the coastal city of Gabes, Tunisia, after it began taking on water due to encountering poor weather conditions on its way to Malta.

All crewmembers aboard the ship were rescued safely.

Authorities in Tunisia are now scrambling to prevent an environmental catastrophe and mitigate the effect of any fuel spills with the use of barriers.

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