Sunday 27 September, 2020

Vessel seen leaking diesel at Crown Point Beach

The public is being warned about a vessel which was seen leaking diesel at Crown Point Beach on Thursday,

The Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) said in a social media post that bathers are advised to stay away after the vessel allegedly ran aground.

"The public is advised that a small vessel ran aground this morning (Thursday 26th September) at Crown Point Beach near Bago Bar."

"TEMA is advising sea bathers and all other marine interest to exercise caution in that area," the agency said.

The extent of the damage caused by the leaking diesel was not indicated up to Thursday morning. 

Crown Point Beach was listed as one of Tobago's top 10 beaches, according to reviews on Tripadvisor. 

Buccoo Reef, which lies some miles away from Crown Point, is a protected marine park. 

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