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Unloading 1810 tons of Mazut from Champion 1, GAMA combats pollution.

July 21 (Saba)- Chairman of the General Authority for Maritime Affairs (GAMA) Dr. Yasser al-Zamani has said that 1810 tons of Mazut was unloaded from the ship (Champion 1).

The ship ( Champion 1) has stranded off coast of Mukalla coming from Aden port with a total tonnage of Mazut estimated at 4770 tons.

Al-Zamani confirmed to Saba that the authority is continuing to observe and exert efforts to complete the discharging of the ship from Mazut and combating the pollution resulting from the leakage, which is still simple compared to the amount of the total tonnage of the ship.

He pointed out that the winds form a difficulty factor to the work because of the waves rates, as well as other difficulties due to the location of the incident, which is near the residents gatherings.

Al-Zamani explained that the process of anti-pollution accompanied by the use of chemical dispersants by the crew of the Authority for the purpose of dismantling and dispersing oil spots, in addition to teams moving to nearby coastal areas affected by the pollution spots to work through the manual cleaning.

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Publication:Yemen News Agency (SABA)
Date:Jul 21, 2013
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