MT Mimosa cut off hoses resulting in oil spill
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) Chile is advising of an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday 24th September at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection, resulting in a spill of around three cubic metres at sea.
Following the incident, ENAP (terminal owners) in coordination with the National Maritime Authority of Chile deployed a team of expert environmental personnel to mitigate the impact on the environment, by employing absorbent sleeves and installing barriers with an 800 metres extension. Concurrently, an investigation was established with the involved stakeholders to determine the causes of this incident.
On September 25th, the oil spill teams continue with the environmental clean-up and where affected, vessels will continue to be cleansed before departure. Port operations have not been stopped but currently the ENAP terminals Monobuoy, Multibuoy and LPG are not working.
Source:Inchcape Shipping Services