Tanker Spills Oil During Panama Canal Transit

Wednesday, April 19, 2000
The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) forced a Greek-registered tanker to abandon a transit of the Panama Canal on April 18 after waterway workers noticed the ship was leaking crude oil.

PCA employees spotted that the 749-ft. Antipoli was leaking oil through two half-inch holes in its hull during a southbound transit of Gatun Locks.

The vessel was anchored in Lake Gatun to enable PCA firemen to make temporary repairs, while the ship's operators transferred oil to a separate tank to prevent further seepage.

The PCA is investigating the cause of the spillage, which did not affect waterway operations.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Ocean Rig, Petrobras Agree to $1.1b Drill Ships Lease

Cyprus-based Ocean Rig UDW Inc said on Monday that it signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, to

Rolls-Royce to Design, Equip Stern Trawler for Ramoen

The Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain has entered into a contract to build a new Stern Trawler for the Norwegian fishing company Ramoen. The vessel will be a Rolls-Royce design,

India to Develop Iran's Chabahar Port

India will float a company to develop Iran's Chabahar Port, a government statement said on Saturday, as New Delhi aims to take advantage of a thaw in Tehran's relations with world powers.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0987 sec (10 req/sec)