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Grande America oil spill will not reach shore this week

According to the prefecture of Gironde, the latest estimates indicate that the oil spill from from the sinking of 'Grande America' will not reach the coast during this week. However, it warned that debris and containers could arrive in the coastline quicker. However, due to the many hazards and weather developments, the estimate of potentially affected coast points is the subject of daily assessments.

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Tanker spills oil in Port aux Basques Harbour

On Sunday, March 3, the North Atlantic Kairos, an oil supply tanker, experienced an oil spill in Port aux Basques Harbour. As Marine Atlantic informed, officials have contained the oil spill, while a boom has also been deployed. North Atlantic is investigating the cause of the spill, which is not expected to impact Marine Atlantic's crossings when weather conditions improve and operations resume.

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Oil spill reported from container ship in Oakland

The US Coast Guard informed that it responded to a sheen reported from a container ship moored at the Matson Terminal in Oakland, on 22 February. The crewmembers of the ship noticed the sheen on 21 February, shortly after mooring. The Matsonia crew started the ship's vessel response plan, informed the US Coast Guard and the National Response Center of the sheen and placed containment boom around the ship to contain the sheen.

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