Red Sea Gov: Oil spill successfully dealt with 20/6/2010
Red Sea Governor Magdi Kobeisi announced on Sunday that an
oil spill off the coast of Hurghada had been successfully
cleaned up after only four days.
"The shoreline is clean now and local diving centers have
reopened," he said.
The ministries of environment and petroleum have
reportedly begun estimating the damage to marine life
caused by the spill and determining its source, with a
view to taking legal action against those responsible.
Meanwhile, a number of hotels in Hurghada -- a center of
resort tourism on the southeastern coast of mainland
Egypt -- have raised lawsuits against the two ministries
for material losses incurred as a result of the disaster.
The Beach Protection Authority, for its part, stated that
there were no traces of pollution in the area, pointing
out that the spill involved no more than between 30 and 40
barrels of oil.
Al Masry Al Yom 20-06-2010