Grounded cargo ship leaking oil off Brazilian coast

A freight transport grounded off the bank of Brazil has started spilling oil, the nation’s ecological implementation office said Friday.

A slim spill of oil stretched out similar to 830 meters (2,720 feet) from the somewhat submerged Stellar Banner, as per the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources.

The skipper of the boat distinguished water entering the freight compartments on Monday and steered the boat into the rocks to forestall it sinking. It was situated around 100 kilometers (60 miles) seaward of Sao Luis. Crewmembers were expelled from the boat.

The vessel, worked by South Korea-based Polaris Shipping, was conveying 300,000 tons of iron metal bound for Qingdao, China.

Polaris declined to react to a solicitation for input.

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