The Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council recommends not bathing in Las Gaviotas beach due to the appearance of hydrocarbon remains and reports the detection, by Red Cross personnel, of this same substance near the fishermen’s association in Las Teresitas .
Thus continues the discovery of remains of piche that en the last few days they have forced the closure of the beaches of Anaga, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, as well as Candelaria and Arafo. The origin of the spill remains unknown. The Ministry of Ecological Transition points out that it was at sea and reached land.
The air and maritime means mobilized, say sources of Maritime Rescue, have carried out an “exhaustive surveillance” and found hardly any contamination in the sea, “very little”, so the origin of the spill, they emphasize, “is not determined.” From Salvamento they detail that on August 31, the Salvamar Tenerife boat detected “some sporadic cookie” in front of Radazul, specifically, three pitcher balls. Samples were taken and sent to the laboratory for analysis, with no results for now. The next day, a plane from the 112 emergency coordination center flew over the area and did not detect anything at sea.
The rest of the beaches of the capital of Tenerife are still open for use, although monitoring work is being carried out to detect the possible presence of hydrocarbon remains on the beaches of Roque de Las Bodegas, Almáciga and Benijo, as assured this Thursday by the Municipal Operational Coordination Center.
Those of Candelaria have also reopened after they all closed this Wednesday due to the presence of the same substance in their waters.
The Mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, has requested this week the Government of the Canary Islands and the State Administration in Tenerife, Coasts, Maritime Captaincy and Port Authority to urgently investigate the origin of the rests of hydrocarbons found on these beaches.