The Chilean navy ship named “Marinero Fuentealba” prepares to depart to include an oil spill on the Guarello Island dock, about 250km from Puerto Natales metropolis within the area of Magallanes, Chile July 27, 2019. Chilean Navy/Handout through REUTERS
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile is investigating a 40,000-liter diesel oil spill on an island on the far southern coast of Chilean Patagonia, the navy mentioned on Saturday.
Mining firm CAP reported on Saturday that the spill occurred at its onshore terminal on Guarello Island, about 150 miles north of the city in Puerto Natales, and moved into the waters of the South Pacific, the navy mentioned.
Chile has initiated an emergency response and a air pollution response and management crew is predicted to achieve the island on Sunday. The reason for the spill is underneath investigation, the navy mentioned.
CAP, which mines limestone on the island, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Reporting by Natalia Ramos; writing by Cassandra Garrison; Modifying by Sonya Hepinstall