Greece – A potential oil spill was found near a burning boat in Corfu

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The Italian government announced on Saturday that it had identified the airspace of the “Olympia” burning area as being polluted by the sea.

On the way to Princete, the boat caught fire overnight from Thursday to Friday. At least a dozen people are officially missing from the blaze.

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The Italian Ministry of Environmental Change announced on Saturday that there was a possibility of pollution from a burning Italian boat on the Greek island of Corfu. The Italian Coast Guard is already in the area with a boat equipped with pollution control equipment, he said.

The ministry said in a statement that the Euroferry Olympia carried 800 m3 of fuel oil and 23 tonnes of “hazardous hazardous materials” and that “possible mildness was detected” after the Coast Guard’s airstrikes. .

Among the missing may be illegal immigrants

At least a dozen people – all Bulgarian, Greek, Lithuanian and Turkish truck drivers – were still missing after a violent fire aboard the ship overnight from Thursday to Friday, for some unknown reason.

There were officially 290 people on board the boat bound for Princete in Italy, including 51 crew, according to the Italian-owned company Grimaldi Lines.

The presence of two Afghan migrants among the rescued raises fears of further disappearances, with migrants often secretly boarding boats connecting Greece with Italy.

(AFP)

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