Oil spill claim is false
Checks by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) have revealed that there is no truth to media reports of an oil spill in the vicinity of Gaspar Grande (Gasparee Island) just off Chaguaramas.
Instead, investigations revealed that a large amount of seaweed was found in the area.
Following media reports of the alleged oil spill, investigations were conducted by the TTCG on behalf of Maritime Services Division.
The TTCG was also joined by the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA), and checks were carried out in the vicinity of M/V Power 1, Bombshell Bay, Gaspar Grande and environs.
Following the thorough investigation, both the IMA and TTCG Squadron have confirmed that there was no sighting of oil; instead a large amount of seaweed was found.