Egypt Independent

Environment Minister cleans oil spill at Alexandria seaport



 

Environment Minister Yasmeen Fouad on Saturday issued an urgent order to clean up an oil spill in Alexandria.

The Central Operations Room of the ministry received a report of a diesel oil spill at the Alexandria seaport. A committee was then immediately dispatched from the regional branch of the Environmental Affairs Agency in Alexandria to perform cleanup operations and other necessary duties.

The inspection found that the 3 meter wide and 30 meter long layer of oil emerged leaked from a hole from one of the ships diesel tanks, contaminating the water.

The committee coordinated with seaport management to clean up the pollution, and a report was filed with the police to take legal proceedings against a possible culprit in the case of intentional sabotage.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm