Fuel Oil Spill Contaminates Panama's Atlantic Coast
Friday, February 04 2011 @ 03:57 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Fuel Oil Spill Near Fort Sherman - Along the Atlantic Coast of the Province of Colon in the Republic of Panama - 4 February 2011
Editor's Comment: Panama has a terrible record of managing goods and assets seized during anti drug operations. It's no surprise that there are four or five large vessels at anchor off in the bay off of the coast near Fort Sherman that were seized and impounded as part of earlier anti drug operations. It's also no surprise to learn that these same vessels have been basically abandoned, ignored, and mismanaged to the point that they are now leaking thousands of gallons of fuel oil into the ocean. The government of Panama obviously has to get their act together in this respect.