Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ship Near Spanish Island Leaks Again

Poor weather led to new spills of oil from a stricken tanker which sank six weeks ago off the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza, authorities said. The local government interior ministry said a small slick had reached Playa d’en Bossa beach, popular with tourists, but that the beach remained open as its water quality had not been visibly affected.
Don Pedro
The island’s governing council said the latest leaks were “small” from the vessel which sank off the island on July 11. After initial fuel spills three beaches, including Playa d’en Bossa, were briefly closed. The 145m Don Pedro was carrying 100 tonnes of fuel oil and 50 tonnes of diesel when it struck a rocky outcrop and sank. Most of the fuel has been extracted from the vessel since it went down.

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