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OS 35 Update – Boom surrounding OS 35 to be removed on Sunday – 236/2023

By April 14, 2023 No Comments

Earlier today, the Minster for the Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani chaired a meeting of the OS 35 Recovery Coordinating Group. The group was briefed by the Captain of the Port, John Ghio, on the latest developments related to the OS 35.

The boom surrounding the OS 35 will be removed on Sunday in advanced of adverse weather conditions expected from Sunday evening.

During this time, the Gibraltar Port Authority, together with the Department of the Environment and the wreck removal contractors Koole,  will heighten their environmental protection monitoring and, where it is deemed logistically possible and safe to do so, will initiate the cleanup of any oil residues which may be encountered.

The boom will be replaced as soon as weather conditions allow.