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Oil spill on Ahanta West Coast

A large quantity of oil believed to have been spilled by an oil tanker has been sighted along the coast in the Ahanta West District in the West Region.

The oil, which was detected by communities along the coast at 12noon yesterday, was gradually moving towards   the shore at the time of filling this story.

The spillage ,covering about 8.000 metres, has denied hundreds of the residents and tourist access to the beaches.

When the Daily Graphic  got  to the scene at Asamkow at 6 p.m. yesterday oil had been washed ashore affecting the beaches at Asamkow and was gradually moving towards other communities such as  Mpatato and Adjoa in the Ahanta West District.

According to some members of the communities , they saw a long stretch of oil surfacing on the sea at 12noon.

They said after the high current has washed some of the oil ashore, they realised that it was light crude oil either  from an oil tanker or from operations companies.

Officials of the Ghana Tourist Authority said their attention had been drawn to the incident.

 

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