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Pollution alert after a fuel-laden trawler sinks off Canary Islands

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Pollution alert after a fuel-laden trawler sinks off Canary Islands

<p>A Russian fishing trawler full of fuel has sunk off the Canary Islands. </p> <p>The Oleg Naydenov caught fire over the weekend while in Las Palmas port when it was ready to set sail.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en data-scribe-reduced-action-queue="><p>…and it's under. Fuel-laden 'pirate' Oleg Naydenov sinks off Canary Islands <a href="http://t.co/aaseRgzBBt">http://t.co/aaseRgzBBt</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/Reuters"><code>Reuters</a> <a href="http://t.co/FmJ5LFC0g5">pic.twitter.com/FmJ5LFC0g5</a></p>&mdash; Greenpeace PressDesk (</code>greenpeacepress) <a href="https://twitter.com/greenpeacepress/status/588308855731392513">April 15, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The ship was towed out to sea to keep the fire under control but it sank on its way back.</p> <p>The Marine Rescue Service has mobilised anti-pollution resources to check whether there has been and fuel spillage.</p> <p>The trawler, which could have had up to 1,400 tonnes of fuel on board according to Greenpeace, sank to a depth of about 2,400 metres, south of the beach of Maspalomas, which is famed for its sand dunes.</p>