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Fuel oil spill from 6,572-TEU YM Mandate near Bayonne Bridge

THE 6,572-TEU YM Mandate with a visible crack in its hull has been leaking fuel oil at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, NJ reports New York's Marine Link

05 October 2020 - 19:00

THE 6,572-TEU YM Mandate with a visible crack in its hull has been leaking fuel oil at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, NJ reports New York's Marine Link.

US Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Gallagher Marine Systems responded after the National Response Centre contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders, reporting a sheen near the Liberian-flagged vessel.



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



The amount of fuel oil spilled is unknown, but was contained within the boom, absorbent pads and skimmer system deployed around the 2010-built box ship.



Contracted skimming vessels are working to remove oil from the water while fuel oil is being transferred internally from the affected tank, which has 462,297 gallon capacity.



The vessel appears to be owned by Expresscarrier No 1 Corp of Liberia, a unit of Danaus Corporation of Piraeus, near Athens.


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