November 2002 - Spain oil spill: positional map


Where the ship sank and distances to key areas

1) Site where the Prestige sank on Tuesday, 19 November 2002

2) 226km to Cape Finisterre

3) 211km to Complejo de Corrubedo - a RAMSAR site

4) 226km to Las Islas Cíes National Park.

The green shading shows proposed sites for protection by the Natura 2000 initiative of the EU.

OSPAR is the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic. An MPA is a Marine Protected Area.

Details of the wealth of nature found on the Galician Bank (pdf 400kb)

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