Syria’s oil spill has spread across the Mediterranean Sea

Syrian officials say a 15,000-tonne tanker has been leaking at a power plant in the Syrian coastal city of Banias since last week. He said they were able to arrest him.

Satellite imagery analysis by Orbital EOS now indicates that the oil flow is more than the original 800 square kilometers (309 square miles) – about the same size as New York City. The company told CNN on Tuesday evening that the oil spill was 7 kilometers (4 miles) off the coast of Cyprus.

The Cypriot Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, simulating oil spills and meteorological data, said the slide could reach the Apostle Andreas Cape “within the next 24 hours.” The department posted the statement on Tuesday at around 11 a.m. (4 p.m.).

He also said that he would be willing to resist the flow.

Apostle Andreas Cape is located 130 kilometers (over 80 miles) west of the divided island of Turkey and west of Baniyas in Syria.

Photos posted on social media for more than a week showed the oil spill in the Syrian Bani and Jabal coastal areas, and locals warned that it could endanger marine life.

A resident of Banias, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, said most of the beach was polluted.

“People don’t want this, it’s already hard to live here and it has really affected the lives of many families and made them lose their income,” said residents.

The resident added, “The government only sent teams with sponges and water pipes; They can’t handle this … They can’t clean the sea with a sponge. ”

Turkey, which shares a border with Syria, has also moved in to catch the liquid.

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktai told state news agency Anadolu: “We will take the necessary steps to mobilize our resources to stop the possibility of any disaster turning into an environmental disaster.”

The Banyans refinery is a major source of Syria’s oil products and is essential for the protection of the war-torn country.

This is the second largest oil spill in the eastern Mediterranean this year. An oil spill off the coast of Israel in February destroyed the country’s coasts and left tar deposits on the Lebanese coast.

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