Poland reviews safety after divers found near key port

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister said Thursday the country is reviewing oversight of its oil and gas facilities and other strategic locations after a weekend incident in which three foreign divers had to be rescued near from a key oil port where they weren’t allowed to be.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also said he asked the secret security services to produce a detailed report on the incident.

Police in northern Poland are questioning why they released the three rescued divers near the oil port of Gdansk without questioning them in detail.

Security experts said the divers’ presence in the sensitive Gulf of Gdansk area last weekend had raised concerns, given high tensions with Russia over its energy supplies. The divers had Spanish identity papers.

According to Polish media, the divers were rescued early on Sunday after sending a distress message when their small, unregistered boat malfunctioned in stormy weather. They were equipped with professional diving equipment and said they were looking for amber, but none were found in the boat. They weren’t allowed to dive in the gulf.

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