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Offbeat Corsica fears a black tide

16:15  12 june  2021
16:15  12 june  2021 Source:   msn.com

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A hydrocarbon pollution is close to the coasts of Corsica.

a maritime pollution with heavy hydrocarbons, likely related to the degassing of a vessel, approximates Saturday of the east of Corsica (South of France), where important means have been made as part of the protection plan of the littoral, according to the authorities. "We fear that part of this pollution touches the Corsican coasts today (Saturday)," said AFP the captain of Frégate Christine Ribbe, spokesman for the Maritime Prefecture.

The National Navy sent two chartal support and assistance (BSAA) buildings, "with anti-pollution-specific materials and specialized staff of the Toulon naval base cell. Corsicated means are also deployed.

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This pollution containing heavy hydrocarbons was spread early saturday into two sheets over a length of about 19 nautical miles (about 35 kilometers) in the Mediterranean Sea. It is off the Aleria-Solenzara sector, an eastern area of ​​the island. , which includes many sandy beaches.

  La Corse redoute une marée noire © Navy / AFP

"A helicopter and airplane surveillance Saturday in the middle of the morning has allowed to locate several scattered sheets, some of which are very close to the coast, one of between them a few hundred meters, "said Ribbe, stressing that the reconnaissance overview is continuing.

The prefect of Haute-Corsica Francis Ravier has banned access to the beaches of C Lummunes of Aleria until Venturyi: "It is also recommended to the inhabitants not to go to the beaches close to these areas. The perimeter of the decree will be reviewed according to the information on the drift of the tables, "said the prefecture in a statement. The fishery is also prohibited on these same sectors.

Maritime pollution off Corsica, the Polmar Earth Plan

 Maritime pollution off Corsica, the Polmar Earth Plan © National Marine Two hydrocarbon tablecloths extend over about 35 km long, and derive to the Corsican coast. Photo broadcast on Saturday, June 12 by the National Marine. The setpoint of the prefecture is clear: while a hydrocarbon tablecloth should touch the coast this Saturday, the population should not "not touch or proceed by itself to the collection of cakes they may be likely to find On the beaches, "warned the Prefect Francois Ravier.

Some 80 civil security soldiers, firefighters and gendarmes are Deployed to combat maritime pollution: "They are equipped with hydrocarbon soil collection tools if they came to touch the ribs as well as protective material", said the prefecture.

The prefect of Haute-Corsica calls populations to "do not touch or proceed by themselves with the cakes they may be likely to find on the beaches" but to inform of their presence the gendarmerie or the firefighters.

The situation could evolve because of the rapid movement of this pollution with heavy hydrocarbons, substances that do not generally dissolve naturally in water.

Pollution "probably results from a degassing", according to the prefecture Ma . An investigation has been opened and entrusted to the Maritime Gendarmerie, AFP Dominique Laurens, the Prosecutor of Marseille, competent for maritime pollution cases on the French Mediterranean littoral.

"An analysis of maritime traffic in the area is in progress," she added.

Pollution was spotted Friday around noon during an exercise carried out by the Solenzara Air Base.

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