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16 Mar 2019

Solomon Islands: Oil spill impacts local communities' health, food sources & livelihood

A major oil spill in a remote region of the Solomon Islands is seriously impacting the health and livelihoods of local communities in the affected area. Residents in the remote region around Rennell Island, Solomon Islands, are also complaining of a heavy stench that is hindering breathing.

King Trader Ltd. (Hong Kong), owns the vessel involved in the incident which was transporting bauxite to China from a local mine operated by Bintan Mining Solomon Islands Ltd. Media reports about the incident are linked below. 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited both the ship owner, King Trader, and miner, Bintan Mining Solomon Islands Ltd., to respond to these issues. Neither company responded to us. 


Company Responses

King Trader Ltd.

No Response

Bintan Mining Solomons Islands Ltd.

No Response