12 Sep 2009

Oil leak reported to be slowing

6:59 am on 12 September 2009

The Maritime Safety Authority in Australia says a crude oil and gas leak off the West Australian coast is slowing.

The West Atlas drill rig has been leaking oil into the Timor Sea for more than three weeks.

A second rig has arrived in the area and work on a relief well will begin within 48 hours.