Long term effects of the wreck of the Oliva
- Note that no mention in the Minister's answer is any mention made of how long this recovery might take -- wither a thousand days or a thousand years.
The larger problem may be from the tonnes of soya beans contaminating the area, rather than the "oil slick".
House of Commons
Tristan da Cunha
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
29 Oct 2012
Andrew Rosindell (Romford, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the damage caused by the 2011 Petrel Bay oil slick on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha.
Mark Simmonds (Boston and Skegness, Conservative)
It is too early to say definitively what the full long-term effects of the MV Oliva sinking will be on marine and terrestrial habitats and biodiversity. The Tristan da Cunha authorities are working with partner environmental organisations on a programme of close monitoring. The indications so far are positive for a return to normality.