Vessel detained in Brisbane for Oil Spill

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A vessel, which is believed to be accountable for an oil leak in the Port of Brisbane has been detained on Sunday night in Brisbane.

Queensland's Marine Pollution Act 1995 gives the state government the chance to detain the ship in the port if maritime officials believe it might be responsible for the oil leak.

Investigators from Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) have questioned members from the vessel's crew, taken oil samples and a marine engineer has inspected the fuel systems of the vessel as part of the oil spill inquiry, reported the spokesman for the Queensland Transport.

"A clean-up of the wharf structure and spill area in Brisbane is continuing with observers reporting no further oil sightings in the port of Brisbane," he added.