Oil spill threatens 5km coastline in Penang


Slimy strip: Weekend anglers along the Esplanade trying to fish despite the strip of black oil floating on the sea.

GEORGE TOWN: An oil spill has polluted a 5km coastline on the island stretching from Swettenham Pier to Gurney Drive.

Sea currents pushed the black oil – estima­ted to be a few thousand litres – to the shoreline, creating a slimy strip up to 2m wide in some stretches.

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