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France's coast and an oil Spill threatens

After the fall of the Italian cargo vessel Grande America in the Gulf of Biscay oil slick threatens France's West coast. As the marine Prefecture in Brest, announced on Wednesday evening that was discovered at the site of the destruction an oil Spill. These have a length of approximately a dozen kilometres and a width of one kilometre.

According to the French prefect, Jean-Louis Lozier is a special ordered boat for the control of environmental contamination from Brest in the Zone of the accident. The sea Prefecture, according to the ship should arrive there on Thursday morning. In addition, France have asked the European Maritime safety Agency (EMSA) to support.

45 Container "hazardous material"

The Italian freighter was dropped on Tuesday to about 330 kilometres to the West of the French coast. The ship was loaded according to sea Prefecture of 45 containers with "dangerous goods" and 2200 tons of Oil.

Lozier had not first explained the nature of the dangerous goods. A risk to take, especially from the Oil, he said on Wednesday afternoon. Because of the wind from the West was "in a few days" there is a risk of pollution to the French Atlantic coast.

The Grande America was broke on the way from the port of Hamburg to Casablanca in Morocco on Sunday evening to a fire on Board. All 27 crew members were rescued. Overall, the ship had, according to the Prefecture of 365 containers on Board. The "Grande America" belongs to the Italian Grimaldi group.

(chk/AFP)

Created: 14.03.2019, 04:37 PM

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