Thursday, December 13, 2007

American Coast Guard and NOAA Assist South Korea in Oil Spill Clean-Up

SEOUL, South Korea (Associated Press) — A team of U.S. Coast Guard experts arrived in South Korea on Thursday to help with the country's worst oil spill, as hundreds of vessels struggled in bad weather to contain the disaster for a seventh day.

The three American Coast Guard officials have significant hands-on experience with oil-spill management and will help draw up containment measures jointly with Korean experts, the Korean Coast Guard said in a statement.

An expert from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also arrived earlier Thursday on the same mission.

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