Dolphins and turtles at risk from oil spill off Canary Islands holiday beaches (Spain)

The ocean update

Environmental disaster : the ship poses a significant threat Environmental disaster : the ship poses a significant threat

April 17th, 2015. A Russian fishing vessel is leaking oil into the sea after it caught fire and was towed out of the port

Coastguards are battling to contain a four-mile oil slick off beaches on the Canary Islands.

The oil is spewing from a Russian fishing vessel carrying 1,409 tons of fuel.

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