Environment Minister Yasmeen Fouad on Saturday issued an urgent order to clean up an oil spill in Alexandria.
The Central Operations Room of the ministry received a report of a diesel oil spill at the Alexandria seaport. A committee was then immediately dispatched from the regional branch of the Environmental Affairs Agency in Alexandria to perform cleanup operations and other necessary duties.
The inspection found that the 3 meter wide and 30 meter long layer of oil emerged leaked from a hole from one of the ships diesel tanks, contaminating the water.
The committee coordinated with seaport management to clean up the pollution, and a report was filed with the police to take legal proceedings against a possible culprit in the case of intentional sabotage.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm