Odin Joins Prestige Clean-up

The Statoil-owned multipurpose shuttle tanker MST Odin is joining the project to recover oil from the Prestige, which sank off Spain in the autumn of 2002.

Statoil is glad to help avert even greater damage to the environment along the Spanish coast, reports Jostein Ravndal, vice president for Statoil's industrial development unit.

"We're very gratified to have secured this environmental job for Odin. We believe it's very suitable for the work now under way."

The authorities in Spain have commissioned Spanish oil company Repsol to empty the Prestige. Odin has been chartered by Sonsub, the contractor for this assignment.

Statoil has already contributed to the Prestige clean-up by lending specialised equipment and providing advice on how the oil should be recovered.