Fuel oil from containership Godafoss threatens Norwegian and Swedish national parts. Photo: Linn Cathrin Olsen / SCANPIX

Leaked oil hunted in icy seas

The fight to stop spilled oil spreading to Sweden and Norway's coasts is going well on Saturday morning, says news agency TT.

On Thursday evening an Icelandic ship steered the wrong way at high speed and struck aground near the entrance to the Oslofjord. This gateway to Norway's capital city is also very close to Sweden's west coast.

Two ships from the Swedish coastguard are part of the clear-up operation and have so far recovered around 21 tons of oil.

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