The investigation into the diesel oil spillage at Avatiu harbour caused by a rupture in the Pacific Energy fuel pipeline, is still in progress, says Port Authority general manager Nooroa Tou.
Cook Islands ranks among the world’s worst affected in terms of casualties and people impacted by disasters, the European Commission says. It names Cook Islands as one of the badly-affected Pacific nations.
As a way of ensuring that Cook Islands border is protected, outer island agriculture officers are undergoing a special training to be part of the biosecurity team.
Henry Puna has pledged to promote the implementation of a key fishing vessel safety treaty known as the Cape Town Agreement of 2012.