Norsk Hydro To Provide Assistance with Spanish Oil Spill

Norsk Hydro has deployed the anchor-handling vessel Far Scout for use in the oil-spill clean-up operation in Spain. Far Scout is part of Hydro's offshore supply and stand-by fleet normally used in Norwegian waters. The vessel is set to depart from its western Norwegian base at Mongstad on Monday afternoon, equipped with state-of-the-art oil-spill emergency clean-up gear.

Spanish authorities requested help from the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT) on Saturday, November 23rd, after oil tanker MT Prestige wrecked off Spain's north-west coastline. The SFT has responded by sending two vessels - the tugboat Boa Siw, which is already in Spanish waters, and Far Scout.