by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
An Icelandic container ship was spilling oil in a Norwegian national park Friday after running aground and rupturing two 250-ton fuel tanks, authorities said.
The Godafoss hit ground late Thursday in the Hvaler national park after leaving the southern port of Fredrikstad, near the Swedish border, the Norwegian Coastal Administration said.
It wasn't immediately clear how much oil spilled into the icy water, but the oil slick reached shore on Friday, rescue spokesman Lars Erik Gutubakken said.
Crews placed a boom around the ship to keep more oil from reaching land. No one was injured in the accident.
The Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management said the area has a rich bird life, but it had not received any reports of birds affected by the oil spill.
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