Monday, December 20, 2004

Weather impedes clean-up process

Clean up of oil leaking from a grounded freighter was brought to a standstill today because of dangerous weather conditions.
The U.S. Coast Guard says winds gusting up to 70 mph created high seas around Unalaska. That's where the freighter Selendang Ayu grounded and split in half nearly two weeks ago.
According to the Coast Guard, clean-up crews were unable to reach beaches stained by oil, and efforts to string boom across creeks also came to a halt. The high winds and rough seas are expected to last at least through the middle of this week.

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