Spain Detains Tanker for Dumping Oil off Canary Islands

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© Rafael Segundo/

Spain has actually restrained a vessel ship for unlawfully discarding gas in waters off the Canary Islands and also developing a 55-square kilometres (21 square miles) oil spill, the Transport Ministry claimed.

Spanish maritime authorities bought the Liberia- flagged Aldan to dock in the southerly port of Almeria last Sunday after the European Union’s Maritime Safety Agency found the spill via satellite images.

Refinitiv delivery information revealed the Aldan, which had actually been heading eastwards via the Mediterranean to Greece, drawn away to Almeria onSunday As of Thursday night it was still there.

The ship’s supervisor need to pay a 600,000 euro ($ 713,640) penalty to launch the vessel, the ministry claimed, including the quantity was a document high for Spain.

The Aldan’s supervisor is Greece- based Eurotankers Inc, according to Refinitiv information. Eurotankers did not react to an ask for remark.

($ 1 = 0.8408 euros)

(Reporting by Emma Pinedo and alsoNathan Allen Editing by Jane Merriman and also David Evans)

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