Boat to Combat Pollution [Archives:1998/21/Local News]

May 25 1998

An agreement was signed on Thursday, 21 May, by the General Authority for Maritime Affairs and a British company. At a cost of YR 380 million, a specially equipped boat will be provided to help combat marine pollution.
The boat will be used to draw oil slicks from the sea surface and store them in special floating tanks for chemical treatment. Other navigational instruments will also be supplied to facilitate locating the boat via satellite communication.