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Old MacDonald Had a Fleet

Posted by feww on July 31, 2009

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And on his fleet he had a ship, E-I-E-I-O

With a “leak-leak” here and a “leak-leak” there
Here a “leak” there a “leak”
Everywhere a “leak-leak”

Old Macdonald had a fleet, E-I-E-I-O

Ship leaking fuel off Norway after running aground

Full City, a Chinese-owned dry-bulk vessel, with about 1,120 tons of fuel on board is leaking  after running aground near Langesund on the Norwegian coast during stormy conditions overnight, Reuters reported the rescue authorities as saying on Friday.

“The Joint Rescue Coordination Center said 16 sailors had been evacuated from the vessel and seven remained on the ship. The entire crew are Chinese nationals.” Reuters reported.

“We have put a request to the company (operating the ship) to put pressure on the captain (to abandon the vessel) because Norwegian coast guard reports indicate the ship may not survive,” rescue mission spokesman Stein Solberg told Reuters.

Norway’s television channel TV2 showed pictures of oil reaching the North Sea coastline in southern Norway, reportedly a popular area for holidaymakers west of the Oslo fjord.

“A Norwegian representative of the World Wildlife Fund said the spill could affect a large number of birds from a nearby sanctuary and called on volunteers to help with the clean-up.” The report said.

the Panama-registered “Full City” vessel is operated by Hong Kong-based Cosco shipping.

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