Sport Corsica: the pollution at sea moves away from the coast, 4 tons of hydrocarbons recovered

18:52  13 june  2021
18:52  13 june  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Depuis le lever du soleil dimanche, les moyens maritimes sont à nouveau sur zone pour continuer le repêchage des hydrocarbures dont entre trois et quatre tonnes ont été récupérés samedi. Des hélicoptères et avions ont également été dépêchés pour suivre l'évolution de la situation. © AFP Photo / Navy National from the sunrise Sunday, the maritime means are again zone to continue the repechage of the hydrocarbons which Between three and four tons were recovered on Saturday. Helicopters and aircraft were also dispatched to follow the evolution of the situation.

Pollution at sea off the Corsican continued Sunday to move away from the coast by driving to the south of the island while nearly four tons of hydrocarbons have already been recovered on Zone , indicated the Maritime Prefecture. "Pollution was this morning about ten kilometers from the coastline, further south, north of the Porto Vecchio Gulf," said Frégate Captain Christine Ribbe, spokesman for the Mediterranean Maritime Prefecture, based in Toulon , stating that pollution continued "currently to move away".

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Staying "prudent" and "vigilant"

from sunrise, the maritime means are again zone to continue the hydrocarbon repechage of which between three and four tons were recovered Saturday, she emphasized. Helicopters and aircraft were also dispatched to monitor the evolution of the situation, locate and locate the tablecloths and rehabilitate the scheme, she added, stating that pollution was very fragmented and required to go for a everywhere".

video: Corsica threatened by hydrocarbon pollution (euronews)

"a game will emaliate, another flow and another is diluted, all this makes it a lot less On the water. So we continue to work but we are much more confident today, while remaining cautious and vigilant, "summed up Christine Ribbe. The presence of heavy hydrocarbons, whose dissolution is difficult, and the extent of the two hydrocarbon sheets, had prompted the authorities to trigger Saturday a coast protection plan with an action on the ribs remaining.

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A pollution probably due to illegal degassing of an

vessel marked Friday during an air military exercise off Solenzara, in the east of Corsica, this hydrocarbon pollution, probably due to the illegal degassing of a ship , had arrived very quickly Saturday up to 800 meters from the coast of this popular island of tourists before moving away.

An investigation was opened by the jurisdiction of Marseille for maritime pollution on the French Mediterranean littoral. She has been entrusted to the Maritime Gendarmerie who will have to try to find the boat at the origin of wild degassing. At this stage, three ships present in an extended zone around the pollution will have to be audited, told AFP Colonel Jean-Guillaume Remy, commander of the Mediterranean group.

Pollution in Corsica. Suspended boats will be "Further Fast", says Barbara Pompili .
Four days after the discovery of a probable degassing off a ship that has polluted the beaches of Corsica, the Minister of the Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompilili , assured that the investigation to find this boat "advance well". The boats suspected of having polluted the coastline Corsican "will severely punish", said Barbara Pompili , this Tuesday, June 15th.

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