Pellets of hydrocarbons found on the beaches of Cap d’agde

Des boulettes d'hydrocarbures retrouvées sur les plages du Cap d'Agde

The naturist beaches and the Roquille are affected.

Since a few days, traces of hydrocarbons were observed on the beaches of the Gard and the Hérault. The naturist beach and one of the Roquille are affected since Friday.

As has already been the case this week at Carnon and Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, le Cap-d’agde is also affected by an oil spill. Several small plates and “pellets” have been spotted this Friday on the beaches in the naturist village and the Roquille.

A report with the collision of the Corsica Cape ?

The team of the marine protected Area of the coast agathoise is currently in the zone to pick up the bulk of this pollution and sampling with the gendarmerie, in order to determine the nature of the residues and whether they are related to the maritime accident that occurred on October 7 off the coast of Cap Corse. The container ship Virginia was struck by a ship ro-ro ship and the fuel had escaped from its bunkers.

A shot of sea announced for Monday

The weather is not conducive to optimism as a new blow of the sea is announced for Monday, 12 November.


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