The Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA) is confirming that a high surf caused by a storm further shifted the wreck of the bulker OS 35 resulting in the vessel completely breaking into two sections. The damage caused by the waves also further released oil from the wreck that washed up on beaches on the east side of the British colony and has also been reported crossing the bay to Spain. The winter storms have caused the hull to start to break apart and in this process, small quantities of oil have been released that were inaccessible in the earlier salvage operations.

Salvage operations will start once the heavy lift vessel Fjord arrives off Gibraltar. It has left Rotterdam. The vessel is to be cut into two pieces and these are to be loaded onto the heavy lift vessel for recycling.

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