LONDON (REUTER) - Divers worked throughout Sunday to seal a large hole and stop more petrol from spewing from a tanker that collided with another vessel in thick fog in the North Sea on Saturday. The British Coast Guard said there was no threat of an ecological disaster as most of the 7,000 tonnes of unleaded petrol that leaked from the Dutch-owned tanker Bona Fulmar had dispersed. "An aircraft patrol has flown overhead and most of the
spilled petrol seems to have now evaporated," a spokesman said. "Two divers have been putting temporary plates on the hull of the tanker," he added. "When the plating is complete the owners will make a decision as to which port the vessel will proceed to for repairs." No one was injured when the New York-bound Bona Fulmar, carrying 58,447 tonnes of petrol, collided with the Mexican-registered chemical tanker Teoatl in French waters 30 miles northeast of the of the British port of Dover. The Bona Fulmar had a large hole, three metres high and four metres long (10 by 13 feet), some of it below the waterline, a spokesman for Lloyd`s casualty reporting service said. The Teoatl, which was not damaged, went to the Dutch port of Rotterdam on Sunday under her own power.