Tanker Holes Plugged
Wednesday, January 26, 2000
Divers have plugged most of the leaks in a tanker carrying heavy fuel which sank off the United Arab Emirates, the UAE coastguard reported. A little oil was reported to be still leaking from the Honduras-flagged Al Jazya 1 from holes which divers were trying to plug. Operations to pump the oil from the UAE-owned vessel were hampered because it had no suitable connection to pipe the oil directly to nearby ships, he said.