Investigations continue into possible oil spill on coast between Seaham and Hartlepool

Local coastguard crews were called following reports of an oil spill on a stretch the North East coast.

Monday, 26th August 2019, 11:59 am
Updated Monday, 26th August 2019, 1:28 pm
The Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team confirmed it was called to a possible oil spill. Picture: Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team.

Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team confirmed on Facebook it was called on Sunday, August 25 at 7.40am to assist with a suspected incident.

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Work is continuing on Monday, August 26.

It said: “Paged by Humber Coastguard to investigate possible oil spillage between Hartlepool & Seaham approximately a mile of shore.

“Investigations are still being carried out to identify if anything is there.”