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Gibraltar authorities are readying to reopen the enclave’s port today, having yesterday dialled back the severity of the crisis surrounding the wrecked bulk carrier, OS 35.

The majority of the fuel from the ship, which has been lying off the Gibraltar coastline for the last nine days, has been siphoned off.

The ship collided with an anchored gas carrier, Adam LNG, while departing Gibraltar on Monday last week. Badly damaged on its starboard side, the bulk carrier was ordered to come close to shore where its bow has come to rest. A 10 m by 4 m gash has been found on its hull.

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