Cargo Ship Leaks Oil After Running Aground in Sweden

A 90-meter cargo ship was taking on water and leaking oil after running aground this morning in the Baltic Sea off Stockholm. The Swedish Coast Guard reports that the MV Kertu was holed after running aground at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Stockholm archipelago. The vessel was reported to be leaking oil and photos show the Kertu with a noticeable list to … [Read more...]

Swedish Coast Guard Cleaning Up 37-Year-Old Oil Spill

The Swedish Coast this week is busy cleaning up an oil spill in the Baltic Sea that is believed to be coming from a decades-old shipwreck. The Swedish Coast Guard says that satellite monitoring on Saturday picked up traces of oil in the waters near the uninhabited Swedish island of Gotska Sandön where Dutch cargo ship M/S Immen sank in 1977. Oil has been observed bubbling … [Read more...]