MAZUT OIL SPILL FROM THE SHIP DURING FUEL TRANSFUSION OPERATION

2007 05 08
In May 7 2007 at about 10 05 p.m. the dispatcher from UAB „Vakarų krova“ informed the Dispatcher’s Office of SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority that at 8 30 p.m. in 07-05-2007 during fuel transfusion operation from the ship „Kaduna“ berthing at the dock No 8 mazut oil was spilt (the quantity of mazut oil is still being corrected).
 
Having receiver the above information the Dispatcher’s Office of SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority immediately sent oil and rubbish collector-ship „Sanitaras-13“ which together with oil and rubbish collector-ship „Šarka“ from AB „Vakarų laivų gamykla“ was collecting spilt oil during 7 hours (till May 8  6 00 a.m. almost all mazut oil was collected).
 
The specialists of oil collection and underwater works department of SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority put 120 m of oil booms at Vilhelmas canal and between the quay No 140 and the dock No 8. Liquidation of oil spill consequences are  going on, the reasons of incident are still being investigated. Environment Protection Department of Klaipėda Region will submit their conclusions concerning the loss made to environment.
 
 
 
Public Relations specialist of Marketing Department
Of SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority
Kristina Gontier,
tel. 499 624, mob. 8 620 43192  
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