Dear colleagues and friends,
The South China Sea waters of central and southern Vietnam have been badly affected by a crude oil spill since 29th December 2006. The South China Sea Project Co-ordinating Unit office was recently contacted by the Vietnam Environment Protection Agency (VEPA) with regards to this. The oil spill continues to cause severe impacts on the coastal environment, aquaculture, and public health in Vietnam, although the source of the oil is still unknown.
This discussion forum has been created to facilitate online communication regarding this serious problem affecting the South China Sea. At present, the Vietnam Environment Protection Agency is particularly keen to receive any information from experts and other interested parties regarding:
- The source of the oil spill,
- Any recent oil spills that have occurred in coastal waters of neighbouring countries, and
- Organisations that could assist VEPA in identifying the source of the oil spill.
Please post any information or comments here, or contact VEPA directly should you be able to assist them with this on-going problem.
VEPA’s Contact Details
Tel : (844) 822 4420
Fax : (844) 822 3189
Dr. Vo Si Tuan, Senior Expert
South China Sea Project Co-ordinating Unit