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An Abandoned Oil Tanker In the Caribbean Is an Environmental Time Bomb

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For over a decade, the Nabarima has sat anchored in the Gulf of Paria, an enclosed stretch of sea between Venezuela and the island of Trinidad. Photo courtesy of Fishermen and Site visitors of the Sea.For over a decade, a Venezuelan oil storage ship, the Nabarima, has sat anchored in the Gulf of Paria, an enclosed stretch of sea between Venezuela and the island of Trinidad. Earlier than the United States imposed heavy sanctions on Venezuela in 2017, the Nabarima, a crimson-hulled, 240-meter monstrosity, served as a petroleum storage vessel, meeting routinely with tankers that loaded and unloaded barrels of oil from Venezuela to promote all over the build the field. The sanctions that limit Venezuela from promoting its oil on the enviornment market introduced on the nation’s oil industry ...