Tanker collision off China causes 300 tonne oil leak

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Jan. 2 -- Emergency cleanup operations are continuing in south China's Pearl River mouth after a tanker carrying 1,989 tonnes of fuel oil collided with a container ship Monday near Lingding Island. The collision damaged two compartments in the tanker, spilling 300 tonnes of oil into the sea.

The tanker was towed and grounded 800 m away from the main water traffic route, and lightering efforts commenced to transfer the remaining oil to two other vessels.

The Guangzhou Maritime Safety Administration is investigating the incident.

Related Articles

OGJ Newsletter

08/19/2013

International news for oil and gas professionals

OGJ Newsletter

07/01/2013

International news for oil and gas professionals

Incremental steps advance subsea development

05/06/2013 Subsea oil and gas technology is continuously advancing to meet the requirements of increasingly demanding production environments: deeper water, g...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected