SEVERE OIL LEAK FROM CONTAINERSHIP, CRACK IN HULL

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-A containership is leaking fuel oil at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne.

-Oil containment boom, a temporary floating barrier, and absorbent pads have been deployed around the YM Mandate, according to the Coast Guard.

-Contracted skimming vessels have been working to remove oil from the water.

-The affected tank has a capacity of 462,297 gallons. The amount of fuel oil leaked is not known at this time.

-All leaking product is currently contained within the boom and skimmer system. The ship is internally conducting a transfer of fuel oil from the affected tank.

A recent news report in Hudson Reporter reveals that containership leaking oil at Bayonne terminal.

Steps to contain the leak

A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gallagher Marine Systems, is responding to a report of an oil leak in the water.

The National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders on Monday, Sept. 28, reporting a sheen near the vessel Yang Ming (YM) Mandate.

Details of the vessel

The YM Mandate was built in 2010 and can hold 6,572 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Each storage container is 20 feet long, meaning the YM Mandate can carry approximately 6,572 storage containers.

Coast Guard confirms the leak

A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New York boat crew in the area reported a small crack in the ship’s hull, which was leaking fuel oil. Coast Guard investigators confirmed the leak.

YM Mandate activated its Coast Guard-approved vessel response plan by making notifications and activating response resources.

Contracted skimming vessels deployed

-Oil containment boom, a temporary floating barrier, and absorbent pads have been deployed around the YM Mandate, according to the Coast Guard.)

-Contracted skimming vessels have been working to remove oil from the water.

-All leaking product is currently contained within the boom and skimmer system.

-The ship is internally conducting a transfer of fuel oil from the affected tank.

The affected tank has a capacity of 462,297 gallons. The amount of fuel oil leaked is not known at this time.

Source: Hudson Reporter