Hapag-Lloyd Seals 'Dublin Express' Leak

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 29, 2019

Pic: Hapag-Lloyd

Pic: Hapag-Lloyd

Fuel leak from the Hapag-Lloyd container ship “Dublin Express” berthed at Global Marine New York Container Terminal in Staten Island, in the Arthur Kill waterway near the Goethals Bridge,  was detected in the afternoon March 28.

Fuel was escaping from the roughly 40 x 40-centimetre opening. The hole was sealed during the night. In addition, extensive containment booms were promptly set out to prevent any additional spreading of the oil and to proactively protect nearby nature reserves.

The 4,120 TEU container ship encountered heavy swell while sailing from Port Everglades to New York. Hapag-Lloyd did not say what caused the damage to the ship’s hull.

Together with Hapag-Lloyd, Gallagher Marine will be coordinating all appropriate measures on-site as qualified individual (QI). It is still too early to make an accurate assessment of the damage.

Hapag-Lloyd is working closely with the relevant authorities and interested parties to minimise the impact on people and the environment.

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