European Commission will send a new team of ecologists to Ukraine to assess the aftermath of the oil
spill as a result of the Russian tanker Volganeft-139 crash in the Strait of Kerch storm November
11, 2007, Ukraine's Emergency Situations Minister Volodymyr Shandra told Ukrainian
reporters in Brussels Tuesday.
Ukrainian side is drawing up the estimates of the environmental losses as a
result of the 1,300-ton oil spill from the tanker and the leakage of 6,800 tons
of sulfur from Volnogorsk, Nakhichevan and Kovel ships in
the same storm, the minister said after participating in a marine pollution
workshop organized by the European Commission.
ecologists have described the crashes' consequences as catastrophic. The Azov-Black Sea environmental inspection estimated
the losses inflicted by Volganeft-139 alone at USD 898 M.