Castor Is Now Clean

Thursday, February 08, 2001
Salvors working in open seas have managed to safely discharge a petrol cargo from a damaged Cypriot tanker in the Mediterranean, averting the risk of an environmental disaster. The salvage operation on the Castor, which has been sailing off Malta with a long crack on its deck, was completed on Thursday. All 29,500 tons of unleaded gasoline were successfully discharged. "The ship is now due to be towed to Pireaus. Once it gets there the damage will be assessed," said Andreas Constantinou of the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS). The 18,565 gross ton Castor developed a 60 ft. crack above one of its petrol deposits after it was damaged in a storm in the western Mediterranean on December 31 while sailing from Ukraine to Lagos, Nigeria. The Greek-owned vessel, registered in Limassol, had approached Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar in search of calm waters in which to discharge the cargo. It was turned away each time for fear that sparks from a salvage operation could trigger an explosion and environmental disaster. - (Reuters)
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navigation

Power Cut in Turkey Disrupts Port Operations

Port operations in Turkey are facing disruption as a result of a massive power cut that has hit dozens of provinces across the country today (Tuesday 31 March).

USCG Rescues 9 from Canadian Tall Ship

Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian

Great Lakes Losing Ice

The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory reports ice cover for all of the Great Lakes combined at around 52%, thanks to milder temperatures and gusty winds over the past several weeks.

Environmental

Holland America Line Wins Sparkie Award

At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkie Award by the United Way of King County, Washington.

Interior opens Alaskan waters to Shell

Today, the Department of the Interior issued a Record of Decision affirming Lease Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea in Northwest Alaska. The federal government unlawfully

Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime College Anniversary

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
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: 0.0801 sec (12 req/sec)