Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan, reveals that the state has been able to identify the vessel responsible for the recent dumping of oil waste in Chaguaramas.

Minister Khan said appropriate follow –up action is being carried out regarding the matter.

The minister however explained that based on legal advice acquired, the name of the vessel and its owners will remain out of the public domain for now.

Minister Khan said the Ministry was informed of the oil spill on October 15th, 2017 and cleanup work started with the help of other state agencies who conducted aerial and marine surveillance to determine the source of the spill and whether it was an ongoing event.