Abandoned tanker started to leak, Norway
Bitumen tanker IOLI started to take on water in engine room on Feb 7, abandoned vessel is docked at Drammen, southwest of Oslo, Norway, since October last year. Filipino crew left vessel after conflict with owner on unpaid wages, local authorities just can’t find actual owner and his whereabouts. Vessel’s generators are dead, she doesn’t have shore power also, so with winter freeze she started to leak. Water ingress taken under control by fire engines, but understood, there was some pollution. Local authorities are at kind of loss, not knowing what to do with abandoned tanker.