12 December 2017

Oil Spill off the West Coast…250 miles off Kerry…

“…An oil pollution alert has been declared off the South West coast following an incident in which two Russian warships were involved in a fuel spill accident.

The Coastguard service says up to 12 tons of oil spilled into the sea about 250 miles off the Kerry coast. A 4 mile by 4 mile slick has developed in the area. Samples of the oil were taken by other boats operating in the area and were transferred to the Shannon based helicopter…”

Notified to us by

Ciaran O’Byrne
Producer
“Drivetime with Mary Wilson”
RTE Radio 1

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