Brazil – Extensive Oil Spill in Northeast Brazil

18 October 2019 No.1040
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We have been informed of oil pollution along the coast of Northeast Brazil by Representacoes Proinde Ltda., our correspondents in Brazil.


Substantial oil slicks were first spotted since at least 30 August 2019 at the coast of the northeastern part of Brazil and the affected area was widespread gradually to South. More than 130 tonnes of oil waste has been collected until 10 October, but there has been no information of oil-stained vessels. The key northeastern ports are operating normally.


While the oil was found to be crude oil, the source of it remains unclear. Some tankers are requested by the Brazilian authority to provide information.


We would like to draw your attention to that all navigating vessels in these areas should sail cautiously.


For further details, please refer to the attached circular of Representacoes Proinde Ltda.