The weblog of a traveller

   Feb 18

Oil landing in Hvaler

Less than two years ago, the country was shaken by a hundreds-tons heavy oil leak in a vulnerable area. Murmeldyr was there with the WWF oil brigade, the whole situation was devastating (though it was uplifting to see our efforts go a long way).

Last night it happened again. Tragicomically enough, the ship hit right after the coast guide had left -right into a guide lantern! The first reports describe the leak as bigger than Full City, and I can’t help but think; Why do they always hit the reservations? Oh, right, because our coastline is full of unique, vulnerable habitats.

Photo by John Johansen,

The WWF oil brigade has been notified and is waiting for the call.

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