The first stage of search and rescue works is completed in Tuzla island, ForUm reports referring to Emergency Ministry press office.

As of November 22, departments of Emergency Ministry, services of Transport and Defense Ministries have already completed the first stage of search and rescue works on cleaning of coastline Tuzla island and zone of the Kerch city from oil.

Almost 4 thousand tons of oil together with sand and algae are collected. At the same time monitoring of sea surface and coastline is continued.

As a reminder, on November 11 the heavy storm became a reason for accident in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov: about twenty ships were shipwrecked. As a result of catastrophe, about 2 thousand tons of black oil leaked in to the sea and about 7 thousand of sulphur are underwater in sank ship.

Ukrainian and Russian brought before court cases on pollution of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov by oil and sulphur as a result of ship wrecks in storm.

Ukrainian ecologists warn that consequences of oil damage in Kerch channel will last for several years under the most optimistic scenario.

Spots of black oil, leaked as a result of shipwreck, have already killed thousands of birds, including those form Red book and caused horrible damage to maritime flora and fauna.


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