Aruba & Curacao Beaches Polluted by Oil Tanker


This oil tanker spill may put a dent in those Aruban white sandy beaches. Aruba managed to find the culprits to this crime rather quickly that affected their beaches. Why can’t they say the same to other crimes that happen on or near their beaches?

ORANJESTAD – The beaches on Aruba and Curaçao have probably been polluted by an oil tank at the Venezuelan coast. This is what both the Curaçao Haven Veiligheidsinspectie, (Curaçao port safety inspection) as well as Bibi Arends from the Aruban Bureau of disaster co-ordination believe.

Both sources are not 100 percent sure about the origin of the pollution, but the  Curaçao Haven Veiligheidsinspectie (HIV) does report a ‘mystery spill’ in the vicinity of the Venezuelan coast. Also Arends points in the direction of the neighboring country. After Aruba received reports from oil smeared tourists on Saturday, Arends tried to determine its origin by police helicopter. “Eventhough I was informed hours too late, we were nevertheless able to determine that the long strip of ‘sheen’ (oil residue) lay twelve miles south of Oranjestad and ran from the west to the east, crossing the horizon towards Curaçao. I then warned the Antillean authorities.” Soon afterwards Breezes and also hotel Avila reported pollution problems.


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    23 Responses to “Aruba & Curacao Beaches Polluted by Oil Tanker”

    1. Maggie on August 28th, 2008 5:45 pm

      They could have the cleanest beaches in the world and I wouldn’t care.. When are they going to stand up and address that Natalee Holloway was a living, breathing 18 with a bright future who was victim of crimes on their island and do something about it? All they keep saying is we are investigating it. We’ve given them over 3 years to keep saying that and they haven’t done one damn thing. They’ve known all along who harmed Natalee.

    2. brie. on August 28th, 2008 5:55 pm

      I guess if you went to Aruba for any water activity…Your out of luck…shouldn’t of gone anyway…

    3. Chris on August 28th, 2008 8:03 pm

      They investigated the disappearance of Natalee, they, just, don’t want to own up to her demise. Too many dirty hands in the pot and heads to fall.

      … and Oduber is proud to be an Arawak.

      Too bad he doesn’t care as much about his island as he does the Nations. What’s happened to Aruba is, ultimately, his responsibility. Afterall, he was the one that made that radio announcement to cover the crime against Natalee, supposedly.

      So even today, three years later; we are left wondering:

      Where is Natalee, really?


      As far as the oil spill – It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. The island is and will be, forever, cursed… left to try to manage through one crisis after another.

      Save yourself alot of trouble and stay out of Aruba!


      Justice for Natalee!


    4. Richard on August 28th, 2008 8:16 pm

      Will the waters of Aruba ever be as black as the hearts of the people who have been thwarting our call for justice for Natalee?

      I doubt that the waters could be as putrid….

    5. Patti on August 28th, 2008 8:21 pm

      No doubt they’ll be looking for their weekly allowance from Queen Bea.

      Ohhhhh, Queen Bea?

      Please help us…

      for we, truly,

      cannot help ourselves!


      What a crock of (you know what)!


    6. Patti on August 28th, 2008 8:34 pm

      Aruban Bureau of disaster co-ordination?



    7. Al on August 28th, 2008 10:03 pm

      haha environment-we need more oil spills all over the world in places we hate like aruba and russia!

    8. Ray on August 29th, 2008 1:56 am

      At least that tourist that got oil on themself will get to GO home ALIVE. I can not say the same fot NATALEE HOLLOWAY. You people in ARUBA will have to forgive me while I laugh myself silly.


    9. SUPER DAVE on August 29th, 2008 6:22 am

      as predicted, the plagues continue !

    10. kaye on August 29th, 2008 3:31 pm

      i’m waiting for the Catagory 5 hurricane!

      shame on any american or any person who has educated themselves about aruba and still chooses to spend $$$ on that cesspool of an island. serves you right. a little oil on your feet….at least you lived to tell about it! that’s more than natalee ever had.
      boycott aruba as if your life depended on it.

    11. Susan on August 29th, 2008 3:57 pm

      ATA hasn’t seen nuttin’ yet…

      GOD DOES NOT LIKE UGLY!!!!!!!!!



    12. Carpe on August 29th, 2008 5:39 pm

      Hey but yo, save the turtles.

      Justice for Nat! ;)

    13. Susan on August 30th, 2008 7:34 am

      Could Aruba be in the path of Hurricane Hanna? She could push the oil slick back to Venezula and help clean up that God forsaken, poverty stricken, drug infested, lawless, third world Dutch protectorate…



    14. molly in houston on August 31st, 2008 12:19 am

      Aruba needs to be washed clean of all her filth. I hope that one of the current hurricanes wipes Aruba off the map. Enough of that place.

      Where oh where can our Natalee be?

      boycott aruba
      justice for natalee

      molly in houston

    15. sam on August 31st, 2008 7:08 am

      stop with that hate, americans we have lots of problem to deal with it in our country…gustav is comming people….dont wish bad to other country.. because bad will come back to you….

    16. Patti on August 31st, 2008 8:12 am

      That may be true, but we continue to scratch our heads over the mishandling of the case of Natalee Holloway and the actions of the Dutch to continue to support Aruba, monetarily. In my view, this continual support that is being shown to Aruba is an indication of the way in which they have handled their, own, investigation of Aruba’s investigation into the investigation of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

      It’s baffling that so many people can recognize the corruption, as shown by their support of the boycott; not just at Scared Monkeys, but in the way that so many Americans have supported the boycott by staying out of Aruba.

      In my opinion, it’s not about hate… it’s about an alliance of the American people to show no support for an island of people that have over-looked the corruption that has existed on their island for decades. It’s about questioning the conscience of a country, like the Netherlands, who claims to be an ally to the U.S., who does nothing to correct a problem that has hit at the, very, heart of what Americans base their ideals on; mainly liberty, justice and freedom for all.

      Again, we have discussed the holes in the laws of both Aruba and the Netherlands that make it possible for one to get away with murder, by, simply killing, or deporting, all the witnesses. The idea that a man’s word or confession, concerning his own actions in a crime, is ignored without the presence of a witness, is absurd. While we are not in a position to change their laws, we, certainly, have a right to stay clear of any island or country which refuses to convict the wrongdoer, or those that make it possible for him to use the law to his own advantage.

      People are not safe in Aruba. Crime goes unpunished. But to look to the Netherlands to help in uncovering and punishing the corruption that is known to exist within the legal system of an island that welcomed it’s participation, is even, more telling.

      As long as the Netherlands keep throwing money into the arena where these crimes against the public are being carried out, there will be no end to the division that has come between us. The Netherlands, themselves, will be considered just as guilty as those that perpetrated these crimes and the cover-up of the crime committed against Natalee, her family and the American people.

      We continue to boycott :)

    17. Patti on August 31st, 2008 8:43 am

      And to sum it up:

      The boycott against Aruba is not about hate. It’s about love. Love for our fellow man, whether he be American or Aruban, who continue to fall victim to a system of government that punish the innocent and reward the guilty.

      There is no denying that the Netherlands is a part of the problem. There has been no indication by their government to either punish or reprimand those that helped the guilty hide their crimes, even though many of them hold prominent positions within the Dutch/Antille governments. And, while corruption can exist anywhere, there is no place like Aruba, The Antilles and The Netherlands; where it has become so visible.

      We will never forget the inaction, on the part of the Dutch, that has made it possible for the injustice to continue to exist in those areas of the world.


      Boycott Aruba,
      The Antilles
      and The Netherlands!


    18. crossbow on August 31st, 2008 10:17 am

      Patti: If you really want to boycott the Netherlands you can start by taking the tulips out of your garden.
      Then you can start on all “UNILEVER” products. They are hughe.
      To mention a few;; Hellman’s, Lipton, Bryers, Ben and Jerri, Imperial, Skippy etc.
      Then go on to SHELL Oil.
      Then Phillips Electronics.
      And finally ING Banking.
      I have been boycotting those products now for over two years.
      I also boycott whenever possible; Chinese products; just look at the toy fiasco; do I want the same in the food products they produce and ship to the USA??? I don’t think so…….

      But I still cook Chinese and frequent their American Chinese restaurants..

    19. Fed up Ny'er.. on September 6th, 2008 1:24 pm

      It is so ridiculous that people continue to blame the Aruban people for the disappearance of Natalee H. The island is a small Caribbean island. Having never had to deal with a crime investigation like the Natalee H case it was unprepared. It is not like a major city where homicides are part of an every day occurence.. The Aruban people were more than helpful in the search for her so I do not see why the continued boycotting is necessary. Why should the locals who depend on tourism suffer when they did everything they could to help? It’s amazing how one rich American family can have such an influence. Yes of course I feel terrible for the family. I think of the Madeleine McCann case in Portugal and how her parents have been through hell and back however there has not been a huge boycott Portugal lynch mob.. The Portuguese investigation was also handled very poorly however again, it is amazing how much influence a rich American family can have..
      Regarding the attack on the family members of the suspects in this case.. What family would not support their own child who swears by their innocence? Regardless of whether Joran VdS et al were innocent or guilty why persecute their families also? If you had a child who was accused of a crime yet they swore blindly they had no part in it would you turn your back on them? This scared monkeys website and ill informed followers seeking ‘justice for Natalee’ by boycotting an island needs to do something positive instead of smearing a whole island. If you don’t like Aruba, don’t go.. Whatever happened to Natalee may she rest in peace

    20. Maggie on September 7th, 2008 8:53 pm

      Fed Up Ny’er or Aruban..

      I am entitled to boycott and I do so, but not after watching that farce in Aruba…There are other missing Americans in Aruba.. They were dealt with the same way. Enough is enough. Please don’t tell me what those parents believe.. Lie after Lie from them too. I have never seen anything more dispicable then the way Natalee Holloway and her family were treated. That says a lot to me what they think of tourists. What about all the conflicts of interest? Drink the Kool Aid if you want of the liars sent out..but don’t expect us too. We know people die everywhere, but when they do they hope the conflicts of interest aren’t present and at least people support the victim instead of this joke. Start from the beginning and read up.. Who wants to be the next tourist or family to face this?

      Madeline McCann has nothing to do with this story other than they are both two beautiful girls who were victims of crime. If you come across 3 men who went and picked up Madeline and behaved like these 2 families let me know..

    21. AntillesMan on March 19th, 2010 1:23 pm

      #17 oke why does the antilles needs to boycott aswell ? what does that country has to do with the death of Nathalee Halloway ??

      The antilles has nothing to do with this problem nor the disapearance of Halloway.

      Curacao,Saba,St.Martin,St.statia(The Antilles)
      all off these island have problems of there problems and aruba has their problem.

      The antilles them self were in shock when they hear the news what happend to Nathalee Halloway and also agreed that Halloway deserve Justice.

      but if u really think the antilles really has somthing to do with this then next time show us some proof and i’ll be satisfied for what u just said. if u dont then please leave the other island’s out of this…the murder took place on aruba so blame them for it not us..what happens over there about corruption doesnt matter over here at the Antilles.


    22. Malaas on June 9th, 2011 9:09 am

      All of you you “screw Aruba” people who are claiming that you care so much about the murder of one person that you feel its necessary to wish total devastation to an entire island full of people who had nothing to do with that murder are INSANE. You all need to be slapped around until you come to your senses. She got murdered and and they cant or wont find the body. Accept that because in the big picture it doesn’t really affect your life. I must be really bored to be posting to a bunch of extremist wackos

    23. Cj on May 14th, 2014 6:54 am

      Ditto what Malaas said. LOL @ these clowns. America would take Arubas crime rate, murder rate, drug addict rate, corruption rate any day and twice on Sundays.
      SM: You might want to retract the drug one above and probably the crime ones as well per capita. Oh, by the way Aruba is a vacation resort not a country.

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