Vehicle carrier is unexpectedly off grounds
Heavy winds caused the unexpected as the Japanese vehicle carrier Makassar Highway that ran aground pulled away from rock grounds, on the night to Sunday. The ship is now floating and anchored, but the ship has released large amounts of fuel oil which has reached the coast. This has caused an extensive environmental effort on the scene.
It has currently not been determined how much oil the ship has released. But on Sunday evening, Swedish authorities reported that they had collected 7.000 litres. At the same time, authorities are warning citizens not to come in contact with the oil that has gathered along the coasts of Skærgaarden.
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