Kea Trader emergency response lifted in New Caledonia

The French government has ended its emergency response regime to the 2017 grounding of a new container ship in New Caledonia's waters.

The 184-metre Kea Trader had run at full speed into the Durand Reef near Mare after which debris and oil began spilling into the ocean.

France invoked its ORSEC response scheme to contain the disaster.

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