Prestige Breaking Up

Tuesday, November 19, 2002
SMIT Salvage has confirmed that the Prestige is currently breaking up in international waters. The Salvage team remains on scene but has had no choice but to disconnect from the stricken vessel. The Bahamian-flag tanker PRESTIGE was carrying approximately 77,000 tons of heavy fuel oil as cargo. It was under tow approximately 130 miles west of Cape Finisterre. Spanish officials had denied permission to attempt to enter sheltered waters, but it is unclear whether such a salvage attempt would have been successful. Oil has already come ashore in Spain and Portugal. The crew was evacuated safely, but the master has been arrested by Spanish authorities for allegedly causing environmental damage and delaying salvage. If all the oil onboard is discharged, the spill will be twice as large as that of the Exxon Valdez.
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Wärtsilä wins BWMS Order for 3 Vessels

Wärtsilä has received another important order for its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). Three new container ships being built for a major European shipping

New MD for Glander Int'l Bunkering (India)

Glander International Bunkering is proud to announce that Ajay Menon has been appointed as the Managing Director of Glander International Bunkering (India) Private Limited.

First Damen Twin Axe for Offshore O&G

To develop its large fleet, Groen Offshore, Guard & Support has selected the first Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610 to be customised with Offshore Oil & Gas standby capabilities.

Salvage

Busan: Tugboat Sinks, Two Dead

Two crew members died after their tugboat sank in waters off the southeastern port city of Busan in Korea, Yonhap reports quoting the authorities.   The accident took place around 12:30 p.

Second Sea Lion Rescued from California Oil Spill Dies at SeaWorld

A second sea lion rescued from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara has died at SeaWorld San Diego, where veterinarians are still caring for

ARDENT: The New Name (& Familiar Face) in Maritime Salvage

Last month Svitzer and Titan Salvage announced plans to merge their salvage operations. Peter Pietka, former chief executive of Svitzer Salvage, takes the helm

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
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: 0.2364 sec (4 req/sec)