Tanker suffered crack in the hull, causing oil leak, Chile
Product tanker Dona Carmela suffered a crack in cargo tank No. 2 portside, which caused cargo spill in port of Quintaro, Chile, early in the morning Aug 13. Anchored tanker was offloading its cargo, IFO 380 fuel oil, in the barges. Amount of leak unknown, said to be of moderate proportions. Cleaning under way. Crack said to be small, cargo in damaged tank is already pumped into other tanks.