Sport Corsica: the hydrocarbon pollution moves away from the coast

17:10  13 june  2021
17:10  13 june  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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an pollution in sea with hydrocarbons, probably due to illegal degassing of a ship, which threatened Saturday the eastern coast From Corsica , has moved away towards the broad where marine vessels perform recovery operations.

"We are more reassured at this stage because drift is moving pollution from the coast. We have a very fragmented pollution that is now ten kilometers off, "said this Saturday night the captain of Frégate Christine Ribbe, spokesman for the Mediterranean Maritime Prefecture. "But you have to stay very careful because the situation can change depending on drift and currents."

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blow for the beginning of summer season

beaches closed, forbidden fishing and deployment of important means of protection of the land and at sea: from the night Friday to Saturday this Mediterranean island prepared with concern upon arrival heavy hydrocarbons on the sandy beaches of the eastern coast.

"We hope to avoid pollution, but it will be complicated," lamented by phone Francis Giudici, the mayor of Ghisonaccia, one of the municipalities threatened and whose beaches were closed. "There is a lot of anger. It is not a small degassing, "this illegal process at sea by which vessels drain the gases of their hydrocarbon tanks, he added. "We did not need that at the beginning of the season" Summer.

beaches forbidden

spotted Friday during an air military exercise off Solenzara, in eastern Mediterranean island, hydrocarbon pollution - black trait in the blue waters of the Mediterranean - had arrived very quickly until 800 meters from the coast of this popular island of tourists on Saturday.

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The presence of heavy hydrocarbons whose dissolution is difficult and the extent of the two hydrocarbon tablecloths had prompted the authorities to trigger Saturday the pollar-earth littoral protection plan, which also includes an action on the coast. It remains maintained. The prefect of Haute-Corse Francis Ravier forbids access to beaches about forty kilometers, between the municipalities of Aleria until Venturyi, while the island is experiencing a summer time.

Sea intervention

Gendarmes have asked the bathers to leave some beaches and panels indicating "Prohibited Maritime Pollution" have been affixed. Fishing is also prohibited on these same sectors. Despite the remoteness of the tablecloth, important means are always deployed, including two chartal support and assistance (BSAA), "pioneer" and "Jason" national navy from the Toulon Naval Base (Var )

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with their staff specializing in the fight against pollution, they recover some of the hydrocarbons, indicated the maritime prefecture. An investigation has been opened and entrusted to the Maritime Gendarmerie, Dominique Laurens, the Prosecutor of Marseille, competent for maritime pollution cases on the French Mediterranean littoral.

One of the worst pollution of recent years

"degasing hydrocarbons at sea is a pure ecological delinquency act," denounced the Minister of the Ecological Transition Barbara Pompilili, who went on the spot with the Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin. "We have arrived here well determined to find those who have degassed wildly. I said it earlier they are thugs and they will have to be treated like thugs, "Hammered Mrs. Girardin.

At this point, three vessels whose presence in an enlarged area around pollution require that investigations are conducted, "said Colonel Jean-Guillaume Remy, commander of the Mediterranean group.

This is one of the pollution By among the most significant degassing observed in the last three years, in this Mediterranean zone, according to the maritime gendarmerie.

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