SINGAPOREAN BULK CARRIER BREACHED IN FUEL TANK AREA, OIL SPILL, SAKHALIN

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Lighter struck anchored bulk carrier XIANGSHENG HARMONY at Boshnyakovo Anchorage, west coast of Central Sakhalin, Russia, in the afternoon May 21, understood while maneuvering to moor alongside bulk carrier’s portside. Lighter bow breached bulk carrier hull in fuel tank area, resulting in fuel spill. The ship was fenced off with booms, pollution removal operation under way. Understood bulk carrier is to load coal at Boshnyakovo anchorage, via lighters.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on May 21, 2021 at 14:35