Tanker Ship Collision Spilled 9,400 Tons of Oil, Says Report


According to a government report, a tanker collision off China’s east coast last April leaked about 9,400 tons of oil into the Yellow Sea and caused economic losses of 6.2 billion yuan ($973 million), reports Caixinglobal.

10 years to recover

A tanker carrying around 1 million barrels of bitumen mix, collided with a bulk carrier last April near Qingdao, spilling about 9,400 tons of oil into the Yellow Sea.

The report published by a department affiliated with China’s Ministry of Transport on Jan. 28 said, it will take more than 10 years for the fishery in the affected area to recover to the pre-pollution level.

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Source: Caixinglobal