M/V "Jambo" No Threat to Environment
The "Jambo" hit rocks off the Summer Isles early morning on June 29, 2003. The First Mate had fallen asleep while alone on the bridge, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its report. Investigators also found that a seaman assigned to the watch had been absent from the bridge for at least an hour before the ship grounded. The ship eventually sank.
Environmental groups complain that the zinc is hazardous and poses a chronic risk to the marine environment. However, the Department of Transportation, which sent divers to survey the wreck, found that zinc levels in the water and around the sunken ship remain low. Test also show that scallops and crabs in the area show no risk to humans that eat them.