The OS 35 cargo ship in Catalan Bay earlier this month. / REUTERS

OS 35 oil seepage reduced by divers

Several pockets of the liquid were emptied from the hull of the ship

DEBBIE BARTLETT

There has been some good news this week about the bulk carrier OS35 which was beached off Catalan Bay after a collision: divers have managed to find and empty several oil pockets trapped in the frame of the hull which have been seeping fuel into the sea recently. In recent days only a minimal amount of oil has escaped the boom around the ship, and work is ongoing to reduce this even more.