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Hydro sends ship to oil-spill clean-up in Spain

November 25, 2002, 00:00 CET

Hydro has deployed the anchor-handling vessel Far Scout for use in the oil-spill clean-up operation in Spain.

Far Scout is part of Hydro's offshore supply and stand-by fleet normally used in Norwegian waters. The vessel is set to depart from its western Norwegian base at Mongstad on Monday afternoon, equipped with state-of-the-art oil-spill emergency clean-up gear.

Spanish authorities requested help from the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT) on Saturday, Nov. 23., after oil tanker MT Prestige wrecked off Spain's north-west coastline. The SFT has responded by sending two vessels - the tugboat Boa Siw, which is already in Spanish waters, and Far Scout.