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Tanker breached in collision, 9000 tons of palm oil spilled, Hong Kong

Aug. 7, 2017 at 06:22 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Two ships said to collide near Hong Kong in Pearl River Estuary on Aug 3, one of them being tanker. Tanker was breached, or maybe even sank, some 9,000 tons of palm oil reportedly spilled, polluting Hong Kong coastline, including several popular beaches. The names of the vessels and collision details remain unknown. 10 public beaches were closed, large-scale cleansing operation under way.

Tanker breached in collision, 9000 tons of palm oil spilled, Hong Kong

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