Oil spill cleaned up off coast
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.