Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/08/06

Swedish coast guard works to clean up 14,000-litre oil spill

Swedish coast guard works to clean up 14,000-litre oil spill“Sweden’s coast guard was on Monday working to clear up an oil spill caused by heavy winds after a large freight ship ran aground off the country’s southeastern coast.
The 139-metre freight ship Makassar Highway first ran aground on July 23rd and began leaking oil. Initially the coast guard was able to contain the spillage, but heavy winds on Saturday and Sunday meant the oil began to leak into the Baltic Sea, before the salvage operation could begin.
By Sunday afternoon, the oil had reached some small islands in the archipelago area, including a nature reserve, close to Valdemarsvik in southeast Sweden.”

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Fonte: The Local, 30 de julho de 2018

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