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Workers pump oil from British shipwreck
as wildlife workers race to save birds

Updated: January 26, 2007, 3:25 PM ET
By Raphael G. Satter | Associated Press — Jan 25, 2007

LONDON — Wildlife workers combed a 100-mile stretch of beach Thursday, trying to rescue birds covered in oil after thousands of gallons leaked from a stricken cargo ship off England's southwest coast.

Half of the more than 1,000 birds that washed ashore in the past few days have been taken to wildlife centers around Lyme Bay, where the British ship, the MSC Napoli, was deliberately run aground last week after being damaged in a storm.

``These are very thin, very hungry ...

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