Trinidad and Tobago declared a state of national emergency this weekend after a mysterious “ghost ship” caused a large offshore oil spill that affected the island nation’s shores.
Officials believe the vessel capsized on Wednesday, but have, at press time, few answers about the ship itself. Trinidadian authorities do not know who owns the ship and discovered it abandoned without a crew.
It made no emergency calls to nearby authorities. Its origin and destination remain unknown at press time.
The spill caused by the “ghost ship,” so far only identified as Gulfstream, has affected about ten miles of Tobago’s southwest coastline. Local cleanup crews are attempting to contain the leak and clean the affected shorelines.
According to the chief secretary