400 diesel drums collected from Sharjah sea

Four hundred diesel fuel drums that fell from a ship as it sank off the coast of Sharjah have been safely collected from the sea.

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SHARJAH // Four hundred diesel fuel drums that fell from a ship as it sank off the coast of Sharjah have been safely collected from the sea.

Engineer Hasan Altafaq, assistant director from the agriculture and environment department at Sharjah municipality, said the floating barrels were collected without any of the fuel leaking.

“We coordinated with Bee’ah and several governmental entities. We took samples from the sea water to make sure that there was no pollution and to tackle any problem that might arise and hurt the marine life,” he said,

Mr Altafaq added Sharjah Municipality carries out continuous campaigns to raise awareness about marine life and clean up initiatives to make sure the emirate’s shores remain pollution free.

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