Concerns Grow Over Possible Gigantic Oil Spill by Stranded Venezuelan Tanker

Venezuela has previously said the vessel is safe, but environment activists and politicians say new pictures show it is tilting at an increased rate.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Venezuelan-flagged Nabarima has lain in the Gulf of Paria since last January when US sanctions on Venezuela made it illegal for companies that operate in the U.S. to trade with the country's state-owned oil company.

Trinidad and Tobago’s energy and foreign ministers both told the Miami Herald newspaper that a team would visit the vessel.

The Nabarima is carrying 1,3 million barrels of crude oil, according to Venezuelan politicians and green activist groups. With up to 80 million gallons of oil, a spill from the vessel could cause an . . .

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