Leaky Oil Tanker Departs Valdez

Monday, February 12, 2001
An oil tanker that leaked some oil from a small crack while in port departed with its cargo on Sunday from the Valdez terminal of the trans-Alaska pipeline, Reuters reported. The SeaRiver Benecia, owned by SeaRiver Maritime, received authorization from the U.S. Coast Guard to sail with its load of crude oil, said Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., operator of the pipeline and its marine terminal. The crack found between a cargo tank and a ballast tank was not considered to have an effect on hull integrity, Alyeska said. The crack, 3 to 4 in. long, was discovered after about 10 gallons of oil leaked from the vessel when it was in the final stages of loading. Representatives of Alyeska, the Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation examined the vessel and the sheen created by the oil leak. The spilled oil was contained within the protective boom laid around the tanker while it was being loaded, officials said. - (Reuters)
Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Shipping is Cutting CO2 Emissions

London-based shipping advisors Drewry Supply Chain Associates said that shipping liner operators have made significant inroads into cutting CO2 emissions.   In

Naval Authorities Rely on OSE Separators from GEA

The trend of modernizing ships and fitting them with more efficient separator systems, which has been noticeable since 2014 particularly in Europe and North America,

MacGregor's Pusnes bow loading systems for Suezmax Tankers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured contracts to supply Pusnes bow loading systems for three newbuild shuttle tankers intended for operations in Brazilian waters.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.1555 sec (6 req/sec)