French Wreck Probe Finds No Big Leaks in Rear Hull

Tuesday, January 11, 2000
An underwater robot completed inspection of the rear of a wrecked tanker that caused an oil spill off France's west coast, and reported no major leaks from the oil still inside, according to authorities. The Triton XL, sent down to the wreck last week to relieve an earlier robot which got stuck, found only a very small dribble of hydrocarbon fuel coming from a bridge hatch at the rear of the wrecked hull and a trickle of air bubbles in a nearby area, officials said. A probe of the front section of the wreck has yet to take place. The Triton robot was due to begin exploring the bow section of the tanker Erika as soon as possible.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Finance

Recent Strength in Dry Bulk Shipping to be Short-Lived

Drewry forecasts dry bulk freight rates in 2016 will be, on average, lower than in 2015, as the medium-to-long term fundamentals for dry bulk shipping will remain challenging,

Pan Ocean on Recovery Path

S. Korea’s Pan Ocean Co.  is expected to see its earnings improve amid rising Baltic Dry Index (BDI) that affects spot contracts accounting for more than half

Offshore Casualty: Harkand Group Collapses

As the prolonged slump in energy prices continues to drag on a number of oil and gas and maritime players, word has it that Harkand Group has succumbed, according to staff reports and a report on www.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0554 sec (18 req/sec)