After the sinking of the container ship, the "Grande America" in the Bay of Biscay, France is struggling against the coast, the threat of oil Pollution. It was formed around ten kilometers long and about one Kilometer wide Oil slick, informed the competent sea Prefecture, on Wednesday evening in Brest.
A special ship to combat pollution of the sea is expected on Thursday morning. Also, the European Agency for Maritime safety and security was turned on in the fight against pollution. The conditions are simple: The sea was very rough, and waves reached a height of up to six meters, reported the Prefecture.
The people were saved on Board
The Hamburg-coming and under the Italian-flagged freighter was caught in a fire, and on Tuesday around 330 kilometers from the French coast, sank in the Bay of Biscay. The ship had dangerous goods on Board. The content of 45 containers will be classified as dangerous, had informed the sea Prefecture before. In addition, the "Grande America" around 2200 tons of heavy fuel oil on Board had, as the station France info reported. The 27 people onboard were rescued by a British ship of war.
The West coast of France attracts many tourists in summer, popular historical port town of La Rochelle, the beaches of the Vendée, or, the island of Île d'oléron. In the close to the Spanish border, opposite the seaside resort of Biarritz President Emmanuel Macron wants to host in August to the summit of the seven major industrial countries (G7).