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Oil slick

THE MARITIME & Coastguard Agency has been alerted after a three mile long oil slick was reported 62 nautical miles east of Shetland.

A passing offshore helicopter contacted Shetland coastguard at 10am on Monday, and they tasked a fisheries protection aircraft to overfly and investigate.

An MCA spokesman said the pilot had confirmed the slick was three miles long and 500 metres wide at 11am. “We are waiting for some photographs that were dispatched,” he said.

“The weather and currents show that the slick is not going to move very far over the next 12 hours.”

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