On a flight towards Woody Cape yesterday, I flew over the Coega Harbour and saw the oil platform that is moored there being rinsed and washed. I wonder if they have a SAMSA permit and if it is under the same conditions as the previous Oil Rig that was ‘cleaned’ recently?
The series of four images clearly show:
- Large amounts of water exiting the oil rig’s structural columns connecting the pontoons and operating deck.
- An ‘ominous’ and unhealthy looking ‘shadow’ following the dredger out the harbour mouth.
- A dirty discolouration in the water that could be rust / paint / diesel oil or similar pollutant.
- Large amounts of water exiting the oil rig’s structural columns connecting the pontoons and operating deck whilst various pollutants can be seen towards the Coega Harbour Beach.
We encourage Coega to publically show their permits and permit conditions.
More concerns are; the booms do not appear to be able to withstand the water presure comming out of this oil rig, the abscence of any security boats near the oil rig as was the case the last time an oil rig was in the Coega Harbour for maintenance. That time, stand by boats from Xtreme Projects were clearly visible.
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