Russian oil tanker grounds Nov. 28 in north Pacific

  • Workers remove crude oil along the shoreline during a clean up operation after the tanker Nadezhda, left, hit a reef during a storm on Nov. 28 near the port city of Nevelsk, about 56 miles south west of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East. Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks, carrying 786 tons of fuel oil and diesel fuel. Photo/Sergey Krasnoukhov/AP

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks.

The tanker Nadezhda hit a reef during a storm on Nov. 28 near the port city of Nevelsk on Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East. It was carrying 786 tons of fuel oil and diesel fuel.

The amount of oil spilled and the extent of any environmental damage was not immediately clear.

The emergency services said operations were taking place on Nov. 29 to collect spilled oil and also contaminated soil from along the shore, while oil remaining on the vessel was being pumped onto other tankers.

Updated: 
11/06/2016 - 9:16am

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