lundi 8 août 2011
AFP Aug 8, 2011, 01.55pm IST
MUMBAI : Indian authorities on Monday worked to clean up an oil spill from a cargo ship that sank off Mumbai last week, with oil found on beaches and in water near the city’s shoreline.
The defence ministry, which has responsibility for the coastguard, said the latest aerial survey of the slick indicated that broken patches of oil had been spotted up to 12 nautical miles from the vessel.
But the department said the oil was still eight to nine nautical miles from shore and that the rate of the spill from the MV Rak Carrier had decreased from 1.5 to 2.0 tonnes per hour to about one tonne per hour over the last 24 hours.
Voir en ligne : India Times