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Iran confirmed major oil leak in Persian Gulf

Iran confirmed major oil leak in Persian Gulf

It has been confirmed that there is a major leak off an oil rig near Kharq Island in the Persian Gulf.

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An Iranian official which works for the Ports and Maritime Organization of Bushehr Province confirmed the leak after a satellite image published by TankerTrackers.com showed the spill had spread.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency, the officer stated that the leak now covers an area of around 24 kilometers. It has been said that four vessels have been dispatched to the area to spray dispersants on the leak.

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