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South Africa | Enviros oppose ship-to-ship fueling in proposed MPA

The chase for profits at all costs, coupled with total disregard of environmental and tourism considerations has resulted in the emergence of a profitable but controversial industry in the ecologically sensitive Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth.

Bunkering, commonly known as ship-to-ship refuelling, is fast growing in this region despite numerous objections from marine conservationists and tourism experts who are afraid that, in the event of an oil spill, there will be a major environmental catastrophe.

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