Oil slick drifting to Irish coast

A large fuel oil slick thought to have leaked into the Celtic Sea during a Russian refuelling incident is heading to the coasts of Ireland and Wales.

The UK coastguard estimates up to 1,000 tonnes may be on the water, but Russia denies the spill is on that scale.

Irish coastguards said the spill, 50 miles (80km) off of west Cork, covered 2.8 miles by 3.1 miles around a Russian aircraft carrier and a tanker.