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Oil spill after cargo ship tilts in Dalian

02-18-2011 09:55 BJT

DALIAN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Four Chinese oil recovery vessels are clearing oil spill left by a Sierra Leone cargo ship after it tilted near Dalian Port, northeast China's Liaoning Province.

A Sierra Leone cargo ship tilts near Dalian Port in Dalian city, Northeast
China’s Liaoning province, Feb 17, 2011. The ship leaned to one side by 30
degrees at the port while cargo was being loaded, causing an oil spill. Four
Chinese oil recovery vessels are cleaning up the contamination. [Photo/Xinhua]

The ship coded "SUN UNITY" leaned to one side by 30 degrees Wednesday at the port when loading cargoes, causing the oil spill, according to a spokesman of the Dailian Maritime Affairs Bureau.

He said the bureau's rescuers had unloaded and propped up the ship, which had 17 crew on board. No one was hurt.

Rescuers have set blockages to prevent the oil spill from spreading further into the sea.

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