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Cleanup of MED started after ships’ collision

A Tunisian roll-on/roll-off ferry, the Ulysses, collided with the Cypriot registered container ship, the CLS Virginia, off Corsica. Picture: Stanislas Gentien/Gendarmerie Nationale/AFPSource:AFP

At a Glance

  • A pair of merchant ships collided causing a fuel spill in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • No injuries were reported in the collision.
  • French and Italian authorities are working to contain the spill.

French and Italian maritime authorities say they have begun cleaning up a fuel spill that has spread 12.5 miles in the Mediterranean Sea after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica.

Italy’s coast guard said Monday it’s recovering some of the polluted material and monitoring the spill amid changing weather conditions.

Read more on The Weather Channel.

Source: The Weather Channel

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