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Ship runs aground near Stockholm, spilling oil among pristine islands
Ship runs aground near Stockholm, spilling oil among pristine islands

A ship carrying 52 tons of oil in the Baltic Sea ran aground off Stockholm’s sprawling archipelago Wednesday morning and began leaking its cargo into the intricate network of islands and inlets, an online news agency reported. The ship’s crew was working to transfer the oil from the container damaged by the grounding into an intact reservoir on the vessel, the Local English-language agency reported. Neither the ship’s name nor country of registry were immediately reported. Although 52 tons of oil is a relatively small cargo, equal to about 370 barrels, even a minor spill in the archipelago, which is a popular playground for boaters and campers in the area east of...

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