Shetland oil clean up continues – Fishupdate.com

Shetland oil clean up continues Published:  06 September, 2005

EFFORTS to clean up a Shetland oil spill are continuing at Scalloway Harbour today. The counter pollution operation has already recovered more than half of the oil spilt following a vessel grounding at the weekend.

Shellfish and fish farmers in the area have been advised not to fish, harvest or feed in areas of obvious pollution. However, initial reports suggest that the area’s many fish farms have not been affected by the incident. Pollution experts, along with fish and shellfish farmers, will continue to monitor the situation.

Around 200 tons of fuel leaked into the North Atlantic after the Anglian Sovereign, a vessel operated under contract by the Marine and Coastguard Agency, ran aground on the Island of Oxna on Saturday night.Inquiries are now under way to investigate the cause of the accident.

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