U.S. Bunker Spill Much Larger than Initially Thought after Vessel Sinks
Washington State authorities say that a bunker spill resulting from a sunken fishing boat has spilled more fuel into the Puget Sound than initially thought.
The Tango, a fishing boat that sank at the Port Orchard marina, is reported to have spilled "far more" bunker fuel and oil than originally thought (file image)
Washington State regulators say a\u00a070-foot fishing boat, the Tango, that sank at the Port Orchard marina last Wednesday has spilled "far more" bunker fuel and oil into Puget Sound than originally thought, local media reports.
Although authorities were said to have been told by the vessel owner on Wednesday that there might be 50 gallons of fuel on board, Larry Altose, a spokesperson for the Department of Ecology, says that cleanup crews have so far recovered at least 500 gallons.
State officials have reported that aerial views show an oil sheen of approximately 100 feet wide, extending about a mile nearest of the marina.
Altose added that a fast response by the Railway Marina and firefighters helped to contain the spill to the marina's immediate area.
Jeremy McNeil, manager at the marina says that the vessel owner is cooperating with plans to extract the Tango.
Skangas duel fuel LNG carrier Coral Energy (image credit/Skangas)
Liquified natural gas (LNG) bunker tanker Coralius has made its first trip loading and delivering LNG to and from Norwegian ports, according to trade press reports.
The 5,800 cubic meter capacity tanker, which is owned by Norwegian gas company Skangas, was delivered to the company in June. Skangas also operates LNG carrier Coral Energy.
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