At least a week to clear Ibiza beaches of oil sludge

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13 July 2007, IBIZA - Beaches on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza should be free of oil sludge within a week after an accident involving a freighter sparked an oil spill, local officials said Friday.

13 July 2007

IBIZA - Beaches on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza should be free of oil sludge within a week after an accident involving a freighter sparked an oil spill, local officials said Friday.

Divers managed to seal the last leak in the wreck of MS Don Pedro, which contained 200 tons of fuel when sinking after hitting an islet on Wednesday.

Two beaches were closed on eastern Ibiza, and swimming prohibited on a third one, after oil washed ashore.

Cleaners removed 25 tons of oil from the sea while floating barriers kept the spill at bay. Infrastructure Minister Magdalena Alvarez, who visited the area, said the problem was being resolved.

The accident was attributed to human error. The 18 crew and two passengers on board the Don Pedro were rescued unharmed. dpa st sc

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