We have been covering what is now the world's largest oil spill. Ten weeks into the disaster a "blazing middle finger" erupted in the Timor Sea this week as the actual drilling platform caught on fire. No crews were on board at the time and no one from PTTEP the company responsible for the platform knows how it started.
The ongoing disaster is being curiously under reported by main stream media. Estimates of 400 barrels of oil being spilled each day are coming from the oil company and not independent agencies who estimate many more barrels are gushing from this once productive well head many kilometers under the sea bed.
Oil Disaster Week Ten Numbers
70 - Number of days the Montera Oil Platform spill has been sending oil into the Timor Sea.
74,000 - Number of kilometers the spill now covers (the size of Liberia).
11, 760,000 - Estimated number of gallons of crude oil spilled off the coast of Australia.