Tanker collided with barges on Parana river, fuel spill
Product tanker Bunga Lotus collided with 3 barges pushed by a tug on Parana river 207 kilometer mark, near Ramallo, Argentine, at around 0300 LT May 11. Tanker in ballast was proceeding upriver to San Lorenzo port for loading 5,000 tons of biodiesel. Tanker’s hull was breached, it is understood that the hole or holes are in bunker tanks area, reportedly some 15 cubic meters of fuel were spilled. Traffic wasn’t affected, tanker and barges were anchored on 207.5 kilometer mark.