Egypt Independent

Environmental Agency files complaint against petroleum company due to Red Sea oil pollution



The Environment Ministry announced July 5 that it spotted a crude oil spill covering 1,500 meters off the coastal area of Ras Ghareb in the north of the Red Sea governorate and declared a state of emergency while cooperating with the Petroleum Ministry to determine the spill’s source.

Crude oil spill pollution has covered the coastal area of Ras Ghareb six times, causing severe damage to the beaches and marine life of the Red Sea.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm