Gibraltar hopes to remove fuel from one of the ship’s tanks this Saturday
Extraction of heavy fuel oil from godowns ofOS 35“, the ship which collided with an LNG carrier last Monday Bay of Algeciras and those trapped on the east side of the cliff continued through the night with the possibility that The polluting load stored in tank 2 can be evacuated by while pumping this Saturday,
This has been confirmed by Gibraltar government sources, who say the rate of oil extraction is “slightly slower than expected”. The extraction began on Friday, when the Gibraltarian authorities managed to rid the ship’s cargo of an additional 250 tonnes of diesel, which it was carrying.
The work now focuses on the extraction of fuel oil Tank 2, which has a 96 ton tank. East and of which about 80 were removed yesterday, while there remains another deposit, tank 1with the ability 126 tons of fuel oil,
Continuous monitoring was carried out throughout the night, including thermal images from drones and the ground. Also a Evaluate to determine if there is an oil leak submerged tanks.
Gibraltar opens an investigation
In addition, the Gibraltar Marine Casualty Investigation Compliance Officer has appointed an independent and experienced UK Casualty Investigator under the Gibraltar Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012. . To research According to a note from the Government of Gibraltar, on the collision of the bulk carrier “OS 35” and the vessel “ADAM LNG”.
The Investigator arrived in Gibraltar yesterday 2nd September and is reviewing the evidence already provided to him, and the sole purpose of the investigation under these Regulations is the prevention of future accidents by determining their causes and circumstances. According to the source, the investigator’s report will attempt to analyze relevant safety issues related to the accident and make recommendations aimed at preventing similar accidents in the future.
The fuel did not reach the beach of Algeciras
Algeciras. the mayor ofJose Ignacio Landalus held a meeting this Saturday with the various agencies coordinating the local action plan against coastal pollution, after which he explained that “we are still in a position pre-emergenceIn the same way, we continue in the nature of intensive cooperation, permanent contact and monitoring of our beaches”, as asserted, “There was no leak“From the bulk carrier OS35.
The mayor of Algeciras explained that “the anti-pollution barrier at the mouth of the Palmones river is designed in such a way that it should only be moved if necessary”. Landlus also lamented that “the ship does not take off in the port of Gibraltar, everything is complicated”. “The future of this ship is to be wrecked by one of the storms that hit our area or the lineup to be pulled from the water. If that lineup comes to fruition, we hope that the company that will bring to our bay. Keep the weather in mind,” he noted.