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  Small spill, big news in Hawaii

    lundi 22 mai 2006


SMALL SPILL, BIG NEWS IN HAWAII

Monday, 22 May 2006

A maximum of around 10 tonnes of crude oil was spilt last Saturday when the hose broke as the Marshall Islands suezmax tanker Front Sunda was discharging a buoy off Oahu, Hawaii. The local press reports that a major response operation was mounted with two oil recovery vessels and several other craft deployed

The 149,999 dwt, 1992-built vessel is operated by International Tanker Management. A spokesman said an investigation was underway but added that US Coast Guard and the state Health Department “categorised the spill as a minimal one”.

A Coast Guard spotter plane yesterday failed to find any sheen on the sea surface in the area leading the USCG to say its response phase has wrapped up.

Voir en ligne : MGN