27 Feb 2019

Environmental disaster unfolds in Solomon Islands

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 27 February 2019

An environmental disaster is unfolding on the Solomon Island of Rennell, with tonnes of oil spilling into an internationally-significant marine reserve. The spill from the grounded ship, MV Solomon Trader, is still not contained, and supplies and experts have been rushed in from Australia. Meanwhile, the mining company that chartered the ship insists it's not to blame. RNZ Pacific's Jamie Tahana reports.