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Seabird Deaths: Government Promises Action

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1:03pm 24th August 2013

The pollution incident that killed thousands of seabirds off the Cornish and Devon coast has prompted the government to promise action.

The shipping minister has confirmed that the type of PIB found looks different.

Now Stephen Hammond has agreed to meet international maritime officials, as investigators say they cannot trace the ship that leaked the chemical.

South-east Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray said: "If it is a chemically distinct form, I will be calling for it to be reclassified in perhaps the same way as crude oil. Vessels bringing crude oil into the country have to wash their tanks and discharge that whilst they're in port.

"If there is a rogue vessel that has been doing something illegally, we need to make sure that all the people who do abide by these rules, they basically self-police and the names of these ships are reported to the authorities because another disaster like the one we had earlier this year is totally unacceptable."

1:03pm 24th August 2013

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