Oil Spill in Celtic Sea Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Photograph: Irish Coast Guard

Latest reports say the oil slick off the Old Head of Kinsale covers an estimated 40 sq km of the Celtic Sea and could hit the Irish or British coastline within 16 days. The Russian aircraft carrier flotilla believed responsible for the spill is pictured in the top left hand corner of the photograph, (Irish Times 18 Feb 2009). Learn more: Irish Times, RTÉ News, Irish Coast Guard (Includes More Photos).

The spill was picked up by the European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA) CleanSeaNet satellite monitoring system on Saturday, above is the satellite photo from the agency, learn more.

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