Bulgarian authorities on alert due to heavy fuel oil spill off Sozopol

Bulgarian authorities on alert due to heavy fuel oil spill off Sozopol

Special barriers have been placed in Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast off Sozopol after authorities were alerted that heavy fuel oil was leaking from the wreck of an American ship that went down near St Ivan island in 1921.

A crisis staff was due to meet at the regional administration of Bourgas on August 13 to decide on further steps.

The Mopang was en route from Bourgas to Istanbul in July 1921 when it hit a German sea mine dating from the First World War. The ship sank within minutes and rests at a depth of about 35 metres…. / IBNA

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