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US News Corsica fears a black tide

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

The Sri Lanka prepares for a black tide after the sinking of a cargo ship

 The Sri Lanka prepares for a black tide after the sinking of a cargo ship Sri Lanka-cargo / (photo, TV): the Sri Lanka prepares for a black tide after the sinking of an cargo ship by Waruna Karunatilake And Alasdair Pal Colombo, June 3 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka was preparing Thursday to cope with a possible black tide after the sinking of a cargo cargo charged with chemicals off its west coast.

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.

The Sri Lanka ready to fight against a black tide, the divers prevented by the

 The Sri Lanka ready to fight against a black tide, the divers prevented by the weather © supplied by the point U does not be agitated and a poor visibility have forced Thursday the divers of the Sri Lankan navy to abandon the Inspection of the MV X-Press Pearl container holder, ravaged by a fire that lasted 13 days off Colombo, the Sri Lanka preparing for the "worst scenario", that of a black tide. A team of divers conducted a summary inspection, but failed to carry out its hull review mission, indicated marine officials.

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.

Weather. Great sun and up to 30 ° C on the western half, risks of thunderstorms and hail east

 Weather. Great sun and up to 30 ° C on the western half, risks of thunderstorms and hail east © Stéphane Cugnier The day will be marked by beautiful clarifications on a large part of the country. The sky clears and the thermometer rises, especially in the west, but the stormy risk will always be present on alpine reliefs. Some showers will occur in the east and on Corsica. A beautiful sunny day announces this Tuesday, June 8, while the temperatures rise to reach up to 30 ° C in the southwest.

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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