Sunken Maersk Supply Service vessels contain tons of oil

The two Maersk Supply Service vessels which sank off the coast of France last year contained a total of 192,000 liters of oil and oil residues, according to an inventory of hazardous substances in the vessel's tanks. The carrier has confirmed the figures, while an environment expert says the ships must be emptied or salvaged.

Maersk Searcher is an AHTS vessel with capacity of 3,500 dwt. It sank along with Maersk Shipper last December. Photo: Maersk Supply Service

Up to 192,000 liters of fuel, oil, and oil residues are contained in tanks on the two Maersk vessels which sank off the coast of France last December. The vessels are now lying at the bottom of the sea near a maritime park.

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