Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Port Erin beach reopens after diesel spill clean-up

Port Erin Image copyright Douglas Coastguard
Image caption An absorbent boom was used to minimise the spread of the fuel

An Isle of Man beach has been reopened after a clean-up operation to deal with a diesel spillage on Sunday.

A Manx Coastguard spokesman said the spill was believed to have come from a vessel in Port Erin bay.

He said teams from Port Erin and Douglas had deployed an absorbent boom and dredged the length of the beach to minimise its spread.

After an assessment, there was "no evidence of the fuel pollution remaining", he added.

Image copyright Port Erin Coastguard
Image caption The beach was closed below the high water mark on Sunday

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