An oil tanker sinks in the Caribbean

A Venezuelan ship sinks in the Caribbean with more than a million barrels of oil that could cause an environmental disaster

Environmental groups expressed their concern over the spill of 1.3 million barrels of crude on board the “Nabarima” oil facility

The floating storage and discharge facility, operated by the Petrosucre JV, a partnership between PDVSA and Italy’s Eni, is tilted in the Gulf of Paria, between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.

The oil tanker has leaned to one side off the Venezuelan coast, and there are international calls for a colossal spill of historic proportions to be prevented.