Tanjung Pelepas oil spill
Some two weeks ago an oil spill occurred in Tanjung Pelepas, some 70 tons of fuel leaked during cargo operation from docked bunker tanker TRIDENT STAR and oil terminal, container terminal was polluted to such an extent, that container lines cancelled Tanjung Pelepas calls. Master of the vessel which called TP yesterday wrote to me, that according to the “inside” information, both bunker tanker crew and terminal staff were responsible for the spill. The tanker has rather dubious reputation, it is rumoured, that it was suspect in bunker cheats. Tanker said to be under arrest, sum of the fines far exceeded insurance and tanker’s cost, and in all probability, manager is to go bankrupt. As of yesterday, container terminal was still dirty.
September 10, 2016