Sunken WW II Ship Oil Leak Plugged

By Eric Haun
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. successfully responds to World War II era motor tanker leaking massive cargo of oil into the Atlantic Ocean's waters.

Beaufort, North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. (ACMG), a marine salvage, emergency towing and environmental services provider, was recently contracted to provide an initial survey and fast response pollution mitigation to a World War II era vessel believed to be the SS W.E. Hutton.

As ACMG explained, motor tanker W.E. Hutton was underway in 1942 from Texas to Pennsylvania with a cargo of 65,000 barrels of oil when it was sunk by a German U-Boat, taking 13 lives and remaining a watery grave for the past many years until an oil sheen was recently noticed on the waters near its location off the N.C. coast.

Working at the behest of the United States Coast Guard, ACMG's environmental services unit promptly responded with multiple dive teams and assessed the scope and quantity of the leaking oil. ACMG thereafter developed and implemented a pollution containment and mitigation plan which stopped the flow of oil without compromising the m/t W.E. Hutton's cargo spaces.

"This was a challenging operation," ACMG's principal Lee Sykes noted. "It was a pretty deep dive offshore on a very sensitive structure. The possibility for a massive oil spill if something went wrong was definitely there, and that's why our experience was so critical."

In the coming weeks, ACMG anticipates providing additional pollution mitigation services to the m/t W.E. Hutton.

atlanticcoastmarinegroup.com
 

  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

    Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

    Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

    Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

    Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

    Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group

  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group
  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group
  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group
  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group
  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Coast Marine Group
Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

TOTE Finalizes Charter for LNG Containerships

World’s first LNG powered containerships to serve Puerto Rico TOTE, Inc. announced an agreement today between its operating companies TOTE Shipholdings Inc.

Hamburg Süd Opens Office in India

Hamburg Süd announced the opening of an office in Gandhidham, India, on October 1, 2014. It is the second branch office in the state of Gujarat. Hamburg Süd already has three offices in Mumbai,

GAC Marine Logistics Shifts Central Office to Singapore

In a move that brings it closer to key Asian markets, ship spares logistics specialist GAC Marine Logistics (GML) has relocated its head office to Singapore. The

Navy

US Aircraft Carrier Crew Rescues Fishermen

Sailors and Marines aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) assisted two fishermen aboard a fishing vessel engulfed in flames off the east coast of Florida, Sept.

Austal Launches Trenton (JHSV 5)

Second Joint High Speed Vessel to be launched at Austal in 2014 On September 30, 2014, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of Trenton (JHSV

Australia, US Order Anti-ship Missile Decoys

Design of the next generation of anti-ship missile decoys is set to commence following the signing of two contracts between the Australian Defense Force and BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd.

Environmental

Dredging the River Elbe: Waiting for Luxembourg

Decision delayed on the Deepening and Widening of the Navigation Channel of the Lower and Outer Elbe The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig today adjourned

Unlocking Seabed Secrets with Underwater Robots

From September 22 to October 13, 2014, the NATO Research Vessel Alliance is conducting the Multinational AutoNomy Experiment (MANEX ‘14) along the Ligurian coast

Renewable Energy Department at ClassNK

Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda of ClassNK announced the establishment of a new Renewable Energy Department. This new department which began operations

Casualties

Recipitents of Australian Search and Rescue Awards

Five Tasmania Police officers will be recognised for their outstanding contribution to search and rescue tonight at this year’s Australian Search and Rescue Awards in Sydney.

US Aircraft Carrier Crew Rescues Fishermen

Sailors and Marines aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) assisted two fishermen aboard a fishing vessel engulfed in flames off the east coast of Florida, Sept.

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

News

Dredging the River Elbe: Waiting for Luxembourg

Decision delayed on the Deepening and Widening of the Navigation Channel of the Lower and Outer Elbe The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig today adjourned

Oil Traders Say OPEC May Be Heading for Price War

Saudi Arabia's decision to slash the official selling price for its oil has sparked trader talk of an emerging OPEC price cutting war, as members of the producer

Gulf of Guinea Antipiracy Guidelines Updated

The Round Table of international shipping industry associations has released an updated version of ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection

Coast Guard

USCG Cutter Rush Returns

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rush returned to its homeport following a successful 72-day deployment in the Central and Western Pacific, Monday. Rush departed

Coast Guard Investigating Fatal Boating Collision

The Coast Guard is investigating a fatal collision between a towboat and a pleasure craft near Cincinnati, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector

Coast Guard: Investigations Underway in Cutter Collision

The Coast Guard is conducting a series of formal investigations after Tuesday’s collision involving a Coast Guard cutter and a fishing vessel off the coast of Puerto Rico.

History

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

All Set for the Long Beach Arts Month

A gala reception Saturday, Oct. 4, will kick off a month-long art exhibition showcasing the Port of Long Beach in images captured by professional and amateur photographers.

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators 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: 0.4134 sec (2 req/sec)