Cruise ship spills oil in Norwegian fjord


OSLO (AP) — Norwegian police say a large amount of oil has leaked from a cruise ship in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Geiranger fjord.

Police spokesman Magne Toennoey says authorities have managed to contain the oil in one spot to prevent it from spreading and will try to pump it out of the water. He couldn’t say exactly how much oil was in the water but said it was “a large amount clearly visible from land.”

Toennoey said the oil leaked from the Bahamas-registered cruise ship Spirit of Adventure Sunday and that police will investigate the cause of the leak.

The Geiranger fjord in southwestern Norway is one of country’s most popular tourist sites and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with Naeroey fjord since 2005.

Source: AP

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