Salvage teams scramble as tanker runs aground

23rd January 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 January 2007 , CADIZ — A major salvage operation was underway on Tuesday after a tanker with 38,000 tonnes of carbon fuels and 600 tonnes of oil aboard ran aground in the Bay of Cadiz.

23 January 2007

CADIZ — A major salvage operation was underway on Tuesday after a tanker with 38,000 tonnes of carbon fuels and 600 tonnes of oil aboard ran aground in the Bay of Cadiz.

Salvage teams were working to try to re-float the American-owned tanker Ocean Globe after it foundered late on Monday night.

Four tugs were working from the early hours to try to move the tanker, which measures 185m long and 30 wide.

But so far all efforts to move the boat and avoid a potential spillage have failed.

Salvage teams said at present there was no great risk of the tanker sinking.

At present the priority was to extract the 600 tonnes of fuel in case the situation deteriorated.

Specialised teams from Alicante, Galicia and Almeria were flying to the scene to help the salvage teams.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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