Black Sea oil spill area off Russia’s Novorosiysk coast 400,000 times wider than reported

Black Sea oil spill area off Russia’s Novorosiysk coast 400,000 times wider than reported

The total area of ​​the oil spill in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia's Novorossiysk is almost 80 square kilometers against 200 square meters, as previously stated by authorities.

That’s according to Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ukrinform reports.

"The spill is much larger than stated, as the area of ​​oil pollution at the time of radar screening was almost 80 square kilometers. On August 8, the oil slick was pulled from the shore to high seas at a distance of 19 kilometers,” the institute said in a statement.

Read also: Ecology Ministry dispels Kremlin's myths about North Crimean Canal

Satellite imagery of the area has also been released.

Russia's Caspian Pipeline Consortium, reporting a "volley oil spill" in the process of pumping it onto the Minerva Symphony tanker (Greece), estimated the contaminated area at 200 square meters.

Therefore, the area of ​​the oil spill may be 400,000 times larger than stated.

The spill was reported on August 7. The CPC claimed the emergency situation had been eliminated by evening.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2022 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: