The CONAE detected a possible oil spill in Tierra del Fuego

The spot is located in the Yaganes Maritime Protected Area. It has an extension of 5.6 kilometers and a width of 1.3 kilometers. A ship from Liberia and another from Panama, in the spotlight.

19 de April de 2024 10:42

The CONAE will continue monitoring the sector until verifying the origin of the stain.

The hydrocarbon slick was recorded through satellite images of the National Commission for Space Activities (CONAE), and is located in the Yaganes Maritime Protected Area , near the southern sector of Peninsula Miter; from the big island of the province of Tierra del Fuego.

It has an approximate length of 5.6 kilometers and a maximum width of 1.3 kilometers. And suspicions are focused on two foreign ships; one from Liberia and a second from Panama.

The Joint Maritime Command analyzed the traffic in the area and confirmed that these two foreign vessels sailed near the point where the stain is observed.

The Liberian flag transited 5.3 nautical miles from the central position of the spot area, on April 13 at 7:54 p.m. While the second, with the Panamanian flag; It transited 11.6 nautical miles from the central position of the spot area, on April 12 at 5:39 p.m.

 

CONAE statement

The CONAE reported: "Regardless of what has been reported so far, this Command will maintain monitoring through satellite images in the Yaganes Maritime Protected Area, in order to verify its evolution and has highlighted a surface unit that is currently carrying out surveillance and control tasks of maritime spaces.”

They recalled that through radar satellite images belonging to the Italo-Argentine Satellite System for Emergency Management (SIASGE), it carries out systematic monitoring in vulnerable areas or areas at risk of being affected by oil spills on the Argentine coast.

 

By Agenda Malvinas

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