Ship runs aground in Norway, film of oil on water

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Posted: Mar 10, 2012 5:39 AM
Ship runs aground in Norway, film of oil on water

Authorities say a container ship has run aground off Norway's southwestern coast, leaving a film of oil in the surrounding waters.

Rescue service spokesman Nils-Ole Sunde said Saturday all 14 crew members, from Russia, Ukraine and the Philippines, were unharmed.

Then Antigua-registered ship has 280,000 liters of oil and 67,000 liters of diesel on board. Sunde says "we haven't been able to confirm (a leak), but there's a film of oil on the water."

He says it does not appear the ship is at risk of sinking.

It was not immediately clear what caused the 400-foot (123-meter) long Celina to hit the ground near the town of Maaloeya, some 170 miles (270 kilometers) north of Bergen, late Friday.