Greenpeace Criticizes Spain for Towing Burning Fishing Boat From Canary Islands Port

Greenpeace is criticizing Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel oil in the ship that ended up sinking poses an environmental threat. The group demanded Thursday that Spain make plans to extract about 1,400 metric tons of thick fuel oil from the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov. The ship sank Tuesday night in waters 7,900 feet deep, 15 miles south of Gran Canaria island.