The rise of sunken Delfi tanker did not cause the water pollution in the Black Sea as Head of State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine Andriy Malyovany reported on Facebook.
“The State Environmental Inspectorate during a month regularly took samples near the sunken vessel. From August 22 until August 30, the pollution or surpass of the maximum permissible concentration of oil products is not determined,” Malyovany noted and added that the state inspectors will continue to monitor the waters.
Moreover, the official stated that as the sunken vessel was put on an even keel, the next step is the transportation of the tanker out of the waters of Delfin beach.
“On August 26, the sunken near Odesa vessel was finally put on an even keel. It took place almost in a year after the emergency and after numerous facts of contamination of the sea with oil products from the tanker. The next step is its transportation out of the waters of Delfin beach,” he noted.
Earlier, the Commission on Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations decided that the Delfi tanker should be removed from the Black Sea by July 20.
As we reported before, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal instructed the Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy to personally control the lifting of the Delfi vessel in Odesa
Earlier, the police have opened criminal proceedings regarding the tanker “Delfi” accident, which occurred near Odesa.