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    Authorities in Ghana impound vessel for dumping 'toxic mud'

    News // March 7, 2011

    Bloomberg reports that the Ghanaian Navy has impounded the 70m supply vessel Spirit River for illegally dumping oil-based mud.

    Quoting the Daily Graphic, Bloomberg said the US-flagged Spirit River, which is owned by Trico Marine Services, is being held in the western port city of Takoradi after allegedly dumping the mud near the town of Essipon.

    The reports cited Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency as saying that the waste originated in the Benniboye oilfield in Nigeria’s Benin State.

     

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