n particular, crude oil leakage commenced on October 1, 2021, due to a developed crack in an underwater pipeline. The pipeline was closed once the presence of oil on the water surface was observed. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimated that around 588 barrels of oil were discharged from the pipeline.
As informed, the incident happened in the midst of the pandemic-induced import rush that strained the country’s supply systems and caused an unprecedented backlog off Southern California ports. The San Pedro Bay anchorages were crowded with ships waiting to enter the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The pipeline’s owner and operator, Amplify Energy, and its subrogate insurers reached a settlement, according to a statement made in April by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the company that operates MSC Danit.
The NTSB board of directors will meet on December 5 to consider safety problems related to the incident.