Israel: Oil Spill Caused by Libyan Ship Sailing from Iran to Syria

(Ynet News) Ilana Curiel - The recent oil spill off Israel's shores that caused massive ecological damage was caused by a Libyan ship sailing from Iran to Syria, Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said Wednesday. The crude oil tanker Emerald was sailing dozens of kilometers off the Israeli coast in Israel's exclusive economic zone, Gamliel said. The vessel turned off its tracking devices before entering Israeli waters in the eastern Mediterranean, and dropped oil into the sea between Feb. 1-2. The ship reached Syria on Feb. 3, and has since returned to Iran.

2021-03-04 00:00:00

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