Oil Slick Near Australian Port City

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Bunker spills were detected at the Australian port city of  Darwin.

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Bunker spills were detected at Darwin, the Northern coast of Australia on Wednesday.

The exact cause of the spill remains unknown.  It is suspected to have occurred during Talisman Sabre, the joint exercise of Australia-US military.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) along with US Marines are cleaning up the spill on Casuarina Beach which is off Lee Point.  An  ADF spokesman said “All appropriate government agencies have been notified of the incident and the ADF’s environmental team took immediate steps to cordon the area and began to assess the extent of the spill.”

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