Stricken ship (Fiji), a potential disaster

Opposition Leader Mick Beddoes has called for the immediate removal of the stricken vessel Bulou ni Ceva from a reef in Rotuma to prevent an environmental disaster.

He said there was a risk that oil and fuel from the ship would seep into the ocean if the Government did not speed up the removal process. He said the matter needed urgent attention.

He warned the ship was an environmental disaster waiting to happen. Mr Beddoes said if the vessel was not removed, oil and fuel would spill into the ocean creating an environmental disaster for the people of Rotuma.