ISS Chile Advising on Oil spill at Quintero Bay

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 25, 2014

Site of the oil spill South beach of the Primera Angostura in the Magellan Straits (Estrecho de Magallanes)

Site of the oil spill South beach of the Primera Angostura in the Magellan Straits (Estrecho de Magallanes)

 

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) Chile is advising of an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday 24th September at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection, resulting in a spill of around three cubic metres at sea.

Following the incident, ENAP (terminal owners) in coordination with the National Maritime Authority of Chile deployed a team of expert environmental personnel to mitigate the impact on the environment, by employing absorbent sleeves and installing barriers with an 800 metres extension. Concurrently, an investigation was established with the involved stakeholders to determine the causes of this incident.

Today, September 25th, the oil spill teams continue with the environmental clean-up and where affected, vessels will continue to be cleansed before departure. Port operations have not been stopped but currently the ENAP terminals Monobuoy, Multibuoy and LPG are not working.

ISS Chile will continue to report on the incident and publish updates on the ISS company website at www.iss-shipping.com.

Customers requiring further information can contact our staff at ISS Chile directly at isschile@iss-shipping.com
 

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