Solomon Trader leak on the doorstep of a world heritage site on Rennell Island could cost $5m to clean up

The owner of a Hong Kong bulk carrier that is spilling oil in the Solomon Islands has issued an apology over the environmental disaster amid reports the cleanup bill could total $5m.

Seventy five tonnes of oil has leaked so far on the doorstep of a world heritage site on Rennell Island. There’s 600 tonnes still on board the vessel.

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