23 Dec 2010

Taiwanese fishing vessel stuck on French Polynesia reef

12:48 pm on 23 December 2010

Reports from French Polynesia say a Taiwanese fishing boat is stuck on a reef in the Tuamotu group, posing a possible risk to the environment.

Tahitipresse says efforts are being made to ensure the 200 tonnes of fuel in the tank of the Da Sheng won't leak into the sea.

The vessel, with a crew of 26, ran onto the reef of Motutunga near Makemo at the beginning of the week.

A reconnaissance flight found no trace of pollution.