11 Jan 2017

Kiribati-flagged ship in Russia oil spill

3:49 pm on 11 January 2017

There has been a minor oil spill from a Kiribati-flagged cargo ship in Russia.

Reports say the vessel Rich Mighty spilled about 60 litres of fuel off its deck in the port of Vladivostok.

Rescue teams cleaned an area of about 1200 square metres and collected 600 kg of oil covered ice.

The Rich Mighty is due to sail to Japan.