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Spill threatens endangered wildlife on island

Endangered bird, crab and fish species at Christmas Island could be catastrophically affected after a cargo vessel, MV Tycoon, broke up in rough conditions and began leaking hundreds of tonnes of fuel. The general cargo vessel, registered as Panamanian, was loading phosphate from Christmas Island late on Sunday when four-metre swells dashed it against the seawall in Flying Fish Cove, the Australian Maritime Safety Association general manager, Toby Stone, said…. Source

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