The Coast Guard is currently assisting the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) in investigating the source of an oil spill at the Waterfront Complex on Tuesday.
Passersby reported a thick black coating covering the normally teal waters of the Waterfront near the area where the water taxis would normally berth.
The oil slick clung against the walls of the dock, stretching past where the Cabo Star is usually docked, with only a few streams drifting out towards the Caribbean Sea.
Members of the public speculated the oil may have originated from the water taxis.
But EMA Managing Director Hayden Romano told Guardian Media that the trail did not begin there.
“Maritime preservation is on site. Maritime Services are going to be on site soon with the EMA and the Ministry of Energy and the Institute of Marine Affairs because up to now we have not been able to identify the source.”
He said that since the incident occurred, the Maritime Preservation Department has been utilising booms to absorb the oil.
Officials at the EMA told Guardian Media: “We got the complaint roughly around 8.30 am. We were able to mobilise and were on site around by 10.30. Right now Coast Guard is on site doing further investigations and they will share their findings with us.”
- by Rishard Khan