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Fuel spill involving the Hapag-Lloyd 4,120-TEUer in New York Harbour

A 15-INCH hole in the hull in Hapag-Lloyd's the 4,120-TEU Dublin Express was found to be leaking fuel in New York Harbour this over the weekend

Fuel spill involving the Hapag-Lloyd 4,120-TEUer in New York Harbour

A 15-INCH hole in the hull in Hapag-Lloyd's the 4,120-TEU Dublin Express was found to be leaking fuel in New York Harbour this over the weekend

31 March 2019 - 19:00

A 15-INCH hole in the hull in Hapag-Lloyd's the 4,120-TEU Dublin Express was found to be leaking fuel in New York Harbour this over the weekend.

The hole was detected during unloading operations in the Global Marine New York Container Terminal.



Fuel was escaping from the roughly 15-inch opening. The hole was sealed during the night. In addition, extensive containment booms were promptly set out to prevent any additional spreading of the oil and to proactively protect nearby nature reserves.



The ship encountered heavy swell while sailing from Port Everglades to New York, the company said.



'Together with Hapag-Lloyd, Gallagher Marine will be coordinating all appropriate measures on-site as qualified individual. It is still too early to make an accurate assessment of the damage. Hapag-Lloyd is working closely with the relevant authorities and interested parties to minimise the impact on people and the environment,' said a company statement.


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