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Brazil Concludes Recovery of Barge Sunk off Antarctic Coast

March 04, 2012

Brazil’s navy concluded yesterday the recovery of a barge sunk off Antarctica while carrying 10,000 liters (2,642 gallons of gasoil).

The vessel has been put back afloat and taken towards land. No environmental damage was caused, the navy said in a statement sent by e-mail yesterday.

The operation was made with the help of a Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4) ship and took about five days, according to the statement.

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