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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coast Guard, Stakeholders to Meet Disabled Tanker in San Francisco Bay

August 25, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with several federal, state and local partner agencies, have formed a safety and assessment team with the owners of the disabled tanker Pine Galaxy to ensure the safety of the ship's crew and finalize plans for the ship to be brought into the port of San Francisco for repairs.

The 485-foot Bahamian registered ship experienced an engine room fire on Aug. 13 that resulted in the death of one crew member and the loss of electrical power and propulsion. The ship, a mixed-product carrier, is currently being towed toward San Francisco with a varying arrival time based on weather conditions and the speed of the tow.  Cargoes include neutral oil, tetramer, propylene tetramer and vegetable oil.

There have been no reports of any cargo leaking from the ship and no reported damage to the vessel's cargo tanks, fuel tanks or hull.

"Our top priority is ensuring a coordinated effort to get the ship safely into port where repairs can be made," said Capt. Greg Stump, commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco.

Plans are being prepared to ensure sufficient tug and support vessels meet the ship as it approaches and transits the San Francisco Bay. The Coast Guard will escort the ship and establish a safety zone around the vessel.



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