9 Mar 2010

Stranded cargo ship dislodged from Clipperton island

10:14 am on 9 March 2010

The French High Commission in French Polynesia says efforts have succeeded in dislodging a chemical tanker, which had run aground on Clipperton Island.

The vessel was stuck since February the 10th on the uninhabited French island, which is about 1,300 kilometres southwest of Mexico and administered from Papeete.

The high commission says about 40 percent of the cargo of the Maltese-registered Sichem Osprey was offloaded before two tugs managed to use the high tide to free the vessel.

It says there are no signs of any pollution.