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Israel clears a Greek tanker as the perpetrator of the oil spill

Israeli authorities on Sunday officially cleared 'Minerva Helen' of suspicion in the investigation of the oil spill off its Mediterranean coast
Representatives of the Environmental Protection Ministry and the Shipping and Ports Administration conducted an unplanned inspection of the Greek tanker, Minerva Helen, in Piraeus on Saturday, February 27. According to the Maritime Executive magazine, the boat was drifting in the Eastern Mediterranean from February 4-11. During an inspection was confirmed that the Greek tanker had not had any leakage and was not involved in any STS transfer or other activity that could have caused an oil spill in the area and mass contamination of marine life. All statements of the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection of wrongdoing the Greek tanker have been removed. Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel wrote on her Twitter: "After a nightly investigation that ended in the last few hours, the Greek ship was cleared of suspicion of involvement in the tar incident. We are continuing the investigation and are committed to doing everything possible to locate the ship that is responsible...
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