The Ministry of Environmental Protection received this morning (Thursday) a report on the sea pollution in the Mastil oil of the Navy anchored at the naval base in Eilat, amounting to several hundred liters of hydraulic oil. The marine environment at the Ministry of Environmental Protection The incident has not yet ended, and the source of the problem has not yet been found.
The oil slick flowed out of naval territory. This incident joins a previous marine pollution incident that occurred at this Navy base, which is under investigation by the Office’s Marine Unit along with the relevant authorities. The circumstances of the case will be investigated, and if necessary, this case will be attached to an investigation currently underway with Navy officials.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection stated that “the ministry continues to monitor, assist and supervise the navy in the cleaning and blocking operations. The ministry will update as needed later.”