Important message to the public in the municipalities of Västervik and Valdemarsvik, in Östergötland and Kalmar counties
Original text: Important Public Announcement for the municipalities of Västervik and Valdemarsvik, in Östergötland and Kalmar counties. An oil discharge has reached land in the archipelago between Loftahammar and Valdemarsvik.
The Incident Commander urges everyone to avoid contact with the oil in water and on land. The Coast Guard has cordoned off the water area between the mainland and Huvudskär just south of the Olsklabb lighthouse. It is not possible to pass the cordon and this applies until further notice. The Coast Guard will remain in the area as long as the cordon is in place.
Västervik municipality requests all those in and around Loftahammar to avoid areas that smell of oil or where oil is visible. Anyone who experiences discomfort should leave the area.