Three held over oil slick

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Three peo­ple have been ar­rested in con­nec­tion to an oil spill in the Ther­maic Gulf off Thes­sa­loniki. The spill oc­curred on Thurs­day, when the Turk­ish­flagged Ot­toman In­tegrity was un­load­ing crude oil at Hel­lenic Petroleum’s fa­cil­ity. There was a sud­den storm that caused the ship’s moor­ings to come loose and led to the spill, which was not con­tained un­til the next morn­ing due to the ad­verse weather con­di­tions. Author­i­ties said the spill was more than a kilo­me­ter long and 3 me­ters wide. Spe­cial ves­sels were sent in yesterday morn­ing to clear up the slick. The three men who were taken into cus­tody are the 57-year-old in charge at the ELPE site, the 30-year-old re­spon­si­ble for the un­load­ing of the oil and the 47-year-old tanker cap­tain.

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