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Thousands of birds could die due to fuel leaks in the Baltic Sea.

Thousands of birds could die due to fuel leaks in the Baltic Sea.

Thousands of birds could die due to a fuel leak from a passenger ship that ran aground in the Baltic Sea, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports.

The TT-Line passenger ship Marco Polo ran aground in Pukavik Bay off the coast of Blekinge in southern Sweden on Sunday morning. There were more than 70 passengers on board, all of them were evacuated.

The victims were not reported. Aftonbladet reported that the fuel, flowing with Marco Polo reached the shores of the kingdom, local authorities reported that the spill could have destructive consequences for nature, the environment and the economy.

“Marco Polo’s ferry” still stands on shallows, while oil is spreading along the Swedish coast. Thousands of birds risk dying due to rosilline oil in the Baltic Sea, ”the publication said.

It is noted that oil reached the coast of Blacking and threatens both animals and nature.

“This is a disaster, and it could have consequences for several years … At least hundreds of birds have received serious injuries due to oil,” AFTONBLADET quotes the representative of the ornithological association of the Western province of Mats Ulsson.


As the newspaper notes, the local branch of the association “Help in disasters – birds and fauna” is engaged in the affected birds. The representative of the organization Stefan Gabrielsson explains that birds are afraid of people and can die from stress, if treating them is wrong, calls for people not to catch birds on their own, as this will complicate the work of the service.

“They (birds) should come to their senses … Usually it takes two weeks before they are ready for washing … Probably, many birds will die in the sea,” the publication quoted his words.

It is noted that at the moment it was possible to save seven birds, six more are preparing for washing, and five had to be put to sleep.


The SVT TV channel previously reported that an investigation into the incident began in the coastal protection of Sweden.