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Off the coast of Uruguay faced merchant ships: poured oil

June 5 2008

Collision of two merchant ships off the coast of Uruguay, has caused an oil spill, reported on Thursday, Reuters reported citing a statement of the authorities of the country.

According to information received, a collision of two vessels - a Greek and Maltese - occurred late Tuesday evening. As a result, the water spilled at least 14,000 cubic meters of fuel. In addition, the reported power of Uruguay, for a spot refers to the coast of Argentina.

Environmentalists believe that environmental damage will increase significantly if the slick reaches land. Local media reported that the accident no one was hurt. Causes of the incident being investigated, reports RIA Novosti .

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