BUSAN, South Korea — An accident involving an oil supplier and an 80,000 ton cargo ship has caused a huge quantity of oil to leak into waters about 2.8 miles northwest of Busan Saeng-do, with 237 kiloliters of Bunker C oil has leaked into the sea.
The amount of the leaked oil is one-and-a-half times more than that of the recent Yeosu accident. The oil has spread 4.5 kilometers south from the scene of the accident.
Additionally, Gyeongnam has begun implementing urgent measures to prevent oil from spreading in the most recent accident.
Gyeongnam met with local policing entities including Tongyeong Maritime Police to find ways to stop the oil from spreading. The groups decided to build an oil fence four-kilometers in length east of Jisim-do in Geoje, to the outskirts of Gujora where experts expect the oil to spread.
Gyeongnam has also arranged fishery inspection boats in Geoje-do waters to help with the crisis as well.
Source: Busan eFM News