Vessel owners say no oil spill

OWNERS of the vessel that ran aground in Rotuma said yesterday there will be no oil spill because all fuel in the boat had been siphoned-off into 44 gallon drums.

Kadavu Provincial Council chairman Ratu Josateki Nawalowalo urged people concerned to let common sense prevail.

“When the boat was grounded we took the necessary action and took all the fuel out and filled them in 44 gallon drums,” he said.