Brazil Investigating Four Other Tankers as Suspects in Mystery Oil Spill

By Renee Maltezou and Marcelo Teixeira ATHENS/SAO PAULO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - After initially naming only one ship, Brazilian authorities have added four more tankers as suspects in the investigation into the source of oil tarring its coastline over the past two months, according to a document on Wednesday. Brazilian investigators said last week that a Greek-flagged tanker … [Read more...]

No Proof: Greek Ship Manager Denies Involvement in Brazilian Oil Slick

SAO PAULO/ATHENS, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country's coast has found "no proof" of the vessel conducting activities that may have led to leaks on a journey between Venezuela and Malaysia. In a statement sent to Reuters on Saturday, Delta Tankers Ltd, who manages the … [Read more...]

Brazilian Police Raid Greek Shipping Company Linked to Oil Slick

By Gram Slattery and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Friday raided the offices of a Greek company as they investigate an oil tanker carrying heavy Venezuelan crude that was allegedly spilled at sea, tarring thousands of kilometers of Brazil's coastline over the past two months. Prosecutors said they had narrowed suspects down to a … [Read more...]

Brazil ID’s Greek Ship Responsible for Mystery Oil Spill

By Ricardo Brito BRASILIA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring thousands of kilometers of coastline over the past two months. While prosecutors and police did not name the vessel, a prosecutors' document obtained by Reuters identified the ship as the Bouboulina, owned by … [Read more...]

Mystery Oil Spill May Be Worst Environmental ‘Attack’ in Brazil’s History, Petrobras CEO Says

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Oil slicks washing up on beaches along more than 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) of Brazil's northeast coastline could be the worst environmental "attack" in the country's history, the chief executive of state-run oil giant Petrobras said on Tuesday. Speaking at an event in Rio de Janeiro, Roberto Castello Branco said Petrobras continues to … [Read more...]