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Oil Spill Threatens Herzliya Beach

An oil spill threatened the beach at Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv, after the small coastal tanker Eyal grounded off the seaside resort town Friday.

About 20 to 40 tons of oil leaked from a tear in the vessel’s hull.

Bad weather hampered attempts to pump the remaining 600 tons into another tanker, so that the Eyal could be lightened and towed for repairs.

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