Oil spill cleaned up off coast

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

An oil spill near the coast of Wen­chang was cleaned up on Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to the lo­cal gov­ern­ment. The spill was caused by a fuel leak on a cargo ferry along the coast on Satur­day. The spill, mea­sur­ing 1 to 3 me­ters wide, stretched 400 me­ters long be­fore cleanup ef­forts be­gan. Five sal­vage ves­sels and 80 res­cuers were mo­bi­lized. By late after­noon on Sun­day, 75 per­cent of the spill had been con­tained, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials with the city gov­ern­ment. The city’s fish­ery depart­ment has dis­patched a team to in­ves­ti­gate whether the oil spill has con­tam­i­nated fish farms in the area. The cause of the leak is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

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