Oil spill centre to close

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The emergency control centre dealing with the Shetland oil spill is to close at the weekend, following an inspection of the submerged wreckage of the tanker Braer.

None of the 85,000 tonnes of crude oil the Braer was carrying remains on board and the bunker tanks which contained the ship's heavy fuel oil were also found to be empty.

The joint response centre at Sumburgh airport has been co-ordinating the work of emergency services, the local council, the Government's Marine Pollution Control Unit and wildlife groups.