Rescue operation to save birds in Kerch Strait to continue

Volunteers are planning to remain in the Kerch Strait to help birds affected by a November oil spill until the summer, a spokesman for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Russia said on Friday.

A storm in the Kerch Strait, which joins the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, sank four ships and an oil tanker on November 11. The incident resulted in about 2,000 metric tons of fuel oil spilling into the sea.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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