Shipping: Oil spill in Biscay after sinking container ship

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Brest (dpa) - France's west coast is threatened by oil pollution. After the sinking of the container ship "Grande America" ​​off the French Atlantic coast, a kilometer-long oil spill has formed. A special ship is expected in the morning, informed the responsible marine prefecture in Brest. The oil spill is about ten kilometers long and a little over a kilometer wide, reported the prefecture. The sea was very agitated, waves reached a height of up to six meters.

ref: zeit