US Coast Guard officials along with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Gallagher Marine Systems have managed to stop the flow of oil from the cracked hull of the YM Mandate.
The container vessel was seen leaking fuel oil on Wednesday 30 September at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey and local officials and services moved to minimise the environmental damage.
In a statement, the USCG said, “The container vessel YM Mandate is no longer leaking fuel oil from a crack in the hull. Fuel oil is being pumped from the affected tank to a barge alongside the vessel. Oil containment boom and absorbent pads are deployed around the YM Mandate and skimming vessels continue to remove oil from the water.”
In addition, the coast guard reports that all the fuel oil will be pumped from the damaged tank and the vessel will be repaired following the conclusion of that operation.
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