I am not positive which spill you are referring to specifically, however there a couple recent spills that have occurred in Australia.
The most recent was a coal ship that strayed, without reason, into the great barrier reef enroute to/from China. The hull was breached and the ship leaked around 2 tonnes of oil into the surrounding reef and ocean water. This leak was taken very seriously because of it’s endangerment of the Great Barrier Reef, however there was no sustained leakage of oil, thankfully.
Another recent and larger spill was in the Timor Sea off the Norther coast of Western Australia. This spill is called the Montara Oil spill and lasted for 74 days, between August 21, 2009 to November 3, 2009. There is still a large amount of controversy concerning the reported causes of the spill as well as spillage volumes from this oil spill, however estimates have 1.2 to 9 million gallons of oil spilling in the Timor Sea.
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