Sweden authorities battle to stabilize a troubled ferry leaking oil into the Baltic Sea which struck along the coast of southern Sweden. Marco Polo is the name of this grounded ferry.
Marco Polo was traveling between the Swedish ports of Trelleborg and Karlshamn on Oct 22, 2023. When it hit grounded and started leaking oil. It continued on its own power before grounding again for a second time near Horvik.
The spokesperson for the Swedish Coast Guard said this ferry suffered extensive damage and was leaking oil into the Baltic Sea as it grounded two times.
The passenger ferry Marco Polo grounded for the first time a week ago and stuck again yesterday which has started leaking oil again. The groundings caused a slick of fuel that reached the shores near Solvesborg about 110km northeast of Malmo. It is the third largest city in Sweden.
Swedish authorities are trying their best to stabilize a troubled ferry leaking oil into the Baltic Sea. They are tackling a serious Incident as severe weather delays their efforts to empty oil from the Marco Polo which grounded near Horvik.
The German company TT-Line ran the Marco Polo ferry and evacuated 75 passengers and crew members who were on board when the ferry grounded.
Swedish prosecutors fined the captain and officer who were in charge at the time when the ferry struck. Authorities blame them for acting recklessly by depending on faulty GPS.
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