Fri, 14 May 2021 - 04:18 GMT
Operations continue to counter the oil pollution north of Red Sea’s Hurghada city – Press photo
CAIRO – 14 May 2021: Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad followed up on Friday on the efforts to contain the oil pollution that emerged north of Red Sea’s Hurghada city.
Fouad has instructed officials to swiftly take urgent measures once the pollution took place.
A marine survey was conducted, confirming that no pollution was detected in the Red Sea, while it was spotted in some land areas according to a ground survey.
The central operations room of the ministry earlier received a report about the pollution from the Red Sea preserves. Operations to counter the pollution started in cooperation with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.
The efforts have continued for the third day in a row and have restored four tons of oil mixed with water.
MENA contributed to the reporitng.