Montalto di Castro via Google Earth
Via Google Earth

This story is quite incredible and tells a lot about the power of the new technologies and the help they can give even to the environmental crisis of our planet. In Italy, a 47 years old man from Rome looking at Italy via Google Earth have discovered an unknown ship releasing huge amounts of an oily substance in the sea off the Italian city of Montalto di Castro (90 km NW of Rome). He immediately informed the Italian police that is now investigating.

Montalto di Castro via Google Earth
Via Google Earth

In the following image you can easily realize the size of the huge stain:
Montalto di Castro via Google Earth
Via Google Earth

and here it's clearly visible (click on the image to enlarge it) the proximity to the beaches and to Montalto di Castro:
Montalto di Castro via Google Earth
Click the image to enlarge it
Via Google Earth

to see it with your own eyes put these coordinates in Google Earth:
42°18'33.61"N
11°28'0.89"E
or click here to see it in Google Maps

Comments

10 Response to 'Using Google Earth to discover an environmental disaster'

  1. Mileage
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/using-google-earth-to-discover.html?showComment=1250023540751#c7470895528058631485'> August 11, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Looks more like a dredger dropping its load. I'd bet it is just sediment from the bottom of a dock somewhere.

     

  2. Face
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/using-google-earth-to-discover.html?showComment=1259472704493#c2500540334053445290'> November 29, 2009 at 6:31 AM

    I agree

     

  3. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/using-google-earth-to-discover.html?showComment=1268418711052#c7370715995571425055'> March 12, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    It's a dredger but the environmental alarmist that freak out over everything and call it an "oily" when I'd bet it's ocean mud which it looks like. So good job Italian guy waste the cops time trying find a boat that's been gone for months by the time the images are posted.

     

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