Containment Efforts, Bulker Grounding

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The owners of the 26,800 dwt bulk carrier Full City, which ran aground whilst in ballast at Langesund off the southern coast of Norway in heavy weather on July 31, say the majority of the approximately 1,200 tons of bunker fuel on the vessel remains on board.  Meanwhile, they are continuing to focus their priorities on containment and limitation of any potential environmental damage in the wake of the casualty.  This is being done in full co-operation and co-ordination with the Norwegian authorities.

Response efforts have so far focused on the containment and recovery of the oil which has escaped from the vessel’s bunker tanks into the sea.  Leading salvage contractor Smit International, engaged by the owners on a Lloyd’s Open Form of salvage contract immediately following the incident, have mobilised a specialist team of salvage equipment and experts to deal with the situation.  They are in the process of taking steps to remove the bunker fuel on board so as to avoid the risk of further spillage. 

Regular aerial surveillance is being conducted, and a number of specialist vessels are involved in collecting, containing and recovering the oil through the use of booms and skimming devices.  Clean-up of the shoreline has already started, and further assessments of contamination are being carried out. 

Pollution specialist, ITOPF, remains in attendance to provide assistance and guidance.

The Full City is a 26,800 dwt geared bulk carrier built in 1995 in Hakodate, Japan. It is owned by The Roc Maritime Inc of Panama and registered in Panama.  It is classed by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK).

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

Environmental

Brazil Presidential Candidate Silva Moots Price on Carbon

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva plans to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions and implement a national carbon market if elected, according to policy proposals released on Friday.

Kalmar to Supply 4 RTGs to Super Terminais, Brazil

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver four E-One2 Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Super Terminais in Manaus, Brazil. The 8 million USD order

Too Eager to Drill for Arctic Oil - Greenpeace

Greenpeace's ship, the Esperanza, is still on station in the Arctic to expose renewed Norwegian efforts to drill for oil in this pristine environment. Last

Salvage

Ferry Runs Aground in Lynn Harbor

Ferry Cetacea ran aground about a quarter of a mile from the pier in Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts yesterday, with 13 passengers and four crew aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.

Coast Guard Responds to Capsized Tug in Chicago

The Coast Guard is responding to the capsizing of a tug on the Calumet River near the 106th St. Bridge in Chicago in which two crew members were able to escape and swim to shore.

Crippled Pine Galaxy Arrives in San Francisco

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy arrived in San Francisco for repairs Wednesday. Commercial tugs towed the ship safety into the Port of San Francisco

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Sonar 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: 0.0913 sec (11 req/sec)