The Brazilian Commandante Ferraz base fire has been a major Antarctic news story the last few days, but the base is also in the news with the revelation of a potential Brazilian government cover up of a fuel barge sinking in the Antarctic back in December 2011. The fuel barge sunk near the Commandante Ferraz base. The barge contains about 10,000 liters of diesel and is in ~40 meter deep water. After a delay of several months the Brazilians have informed other Antarctic treaty partners and report that there has not been any leakage.
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