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Jambo cargo to stay in sea
The Jambo
The Jambo is lying in 60 feet of water
The wreck of a ship which sank after hitting rocks off the north west coast of Scotland is to be left where it foundered, along with its cargo of zinc sulphide.

An operation to remove the 3,000 tonnes of zinc from the Cypriot-registered Jambo has been dogged by problems.

Salvage crews tried to pump the substance to the surface but it proved so heavy that much of it was sinking back onto the ship, which is lying in 60 feet of water at the mouth of Loch Broom.

The waters around the ship will continue to be monitored for pollution.

The Jambo sank after veering off course and hitting rocks at the end of June.




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