The fuel spill occurred after the collision of the ferry with a jetty in the Canary Islands

The fuel spill occurred off the coast of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) after the collision the ferry with pier. It is reported by El Pais.

According to the newspaper, the ship rammed the Wharf and damaged it laid the pipeline through which fuel is to refuel. The result was a leakage of 60 thousand liters of fuel, half of which was collected by special vehicles.

The length of the oil slick was about three kilometers, width — 400 meters. As noted, he will be able to completely eliminate for 15-20 hours — during this time the fuel will evaporate.

Local authorities are monitoring the situation, however, I believe that the environment will not suffer considerable damage, writes El Mundo.

The incident occurred on April 21 at approximately 20:30 local time (22:30 GMT) at the exit from the harbour of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The boat was carrying 140 people.

The reason was a problem with the electrics, which the team lost control of the engines. As a result, some passengers received minor injuries, but the pier and the ferry were caused considerable damage.