Workers are battling to dissolve an oil spill heading towards the coast of Argentina after two ships collided off the coast of neighbouring Uruguay.

The spill, reported to be 20km (12 miles) long, is being blown towards the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

The incident happened about 20km off the coast of the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. The Greek-registered cargo ship Syros leaked the oil after its fuel tank was ripped open in the collision with the Maltese-registered Sea Bird.

So we look like getting black and oiled sea birds from the Sea Bird…..