Oil spill at Quintero Bay, Chile

Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution — By on September 25, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Inchape banner3Inchcape 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.

Today, 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.

ISS Chile will continue to report on the incident and publish updates on the ISS company website atwww.iss-shipping.com.

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 66 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 900, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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