Update: Spill Response Continues in Miami

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut in Miami Wednesday, following a leak discovered aboard the 95-foot tug Neptune Tuesday night.

Upon further investigation, it has been determined that an estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel have entered the water.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Miami is conducting an overflight to monitor the progression of diesel fuel in the water.

Coast Guard shoreline cleanup assessment teams have been deployed to local areas that may be impacted to monitor possible shoreline pollution and commence cleanup efforts if necessary.

As of 9:30 a.m. 950 feet of sorbent boom have been deployed by cleanup crews to contain pollution and minimize local impact. Crews are preparing to deploy more boom to protect environmentally sensitive areas near the incident.

The ruptured fuel tank has been patched and no more fuel is leaking from the vessel at this time. The vessel is safely moored at Dodge Island.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami first received a report from the Tug Neptune that a fuel tank holding approximately 7,800 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel had leaked. The initial report was an estimated 100 gallons of fuel had leaked into the water Tuesday night.

An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami is on scene alongside a crew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

uscgnews.com
 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

California Okays Ship Emissions Capturing System

Clean Air Engineering-Maritime (CAEM)'s emissions treatment system for ocean-going vessels has been approved by the California Air Resources Board, giving operators

Hapag-Lloyd's New Noses Lower Emissions

Hamburg based shipping company Hapag-Lloyd plans for 24 of the largest containerships in its fleet to get new bulbous bows by 2016, with some of the vessels also

Charleston Harbor Deepening Gets US Funding

Charleston Harbor deepening project earns key federal funding for preconstruction engineering and design; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocates $1.303 million

News

Qatar Navigation Absorbs Balance of SocGen Gasships

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) said on Thursday its unit Qatar Shipping Company had acquired the remaining 60 percent interest in two firms which own Liquefied Natural

GasLog Partners To Buy Three Vessels

GasLog Partners LP and GasLog Ltd. announced today the closing of the Partnership’s acquisition from GasLog of 100% of the ownership interests in the entities

Petrobras hands over Campos basin stake to PetroRio

Petrobras today signed with PetroRio S.A. (‘PetroRio’) the contracts for the sale of 20% of its stake in the concessions of Bijupirá and Salema fields, currently operated by Shell.

Coast Guard

Cargoship Disabled and Grounded in Dardanelles

General cargo vessel Ibrahim Konan  (7,618 dwt, built 2008) today (July 1) suffered rudder failure and ran aground in Dardanelles in front of Eceabat in Turkey,

Coast Guard Monitoring Rocket Debris off US

The U.S. Coast Guard informs it is working with SpaceX and partner agencies to monitor the debris field of the exploded Falcon 9 rocket in the Atlantic Ocean more

Shell Rig Departs for Arctic Despite Protest

U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so a drilling ship could head for the Arctic on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics 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: 0.1913 sec (5 req/sec)