Oil cleanup work continues in Bohai Bay

Work ships use an oil-absorbing cable to clean up the oil spill near Platform C at Penglai 19-3 oil field in Bohai Bay, July 12, 2011. Oil continues to spill from Platform C and five cleaning ships have been sent to clean the oil. Spills in the oilfield were first detected on June 4 but neither ConocoPhillips – the oilfield’s operator – nor the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) – the stake holder of this oilfield – have offered a detailed explanation of what happened. As of July 4, the oil spill had polluted an area of more than 840 square kilometers in Bohai Bay. [Photo/Xinhua]

A work ship berths beside Platform C of the Penglai 19-3 oilfield in Bohai Bay, July 11, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

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