Re: Xylene tanker runs aground at Clipperton Island, 10,000 tons of Xylene

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Posted by Pasley on March 03, 2010 at 07:55:28:

In Reply to: Xylene tanker runs aground at Clipperton Island, 10,000 tons of Xylene posted by on March 01, 2010 at 17:23:33:

Unfortunately some of the environmental groups shoot themselves on the credibility line from time to time. A Google search on March 03,2010 failed to find any mention from any reliable news agency of any leaks. On the contrary, the latest reports still state no leaks. Given the ship was built in 2009 and is of double hull construction we are in a best case scenario, but the ship was moving fast grounding 60 meters or 195 feet of the ship.

You might remember that a tanker has run aground on Clipperton Island, home of some truly beautiful fish. The tanker was carrying over 10,000 tons of Xylene in its cargo holds. There has been no pollution or damage other than that to the hull of the vessel, which, according to French reports, appeared to have been moving at high speed, given that it had grounded along a 60m length of its hull. Attempts to move the vessel have proved unsuccessful as several tugs have been in the area since February 13 but have only been able to move the ship 15m which is far to little to set the vessel free. The French Polynesian authorities have ordered Eitzen (the shipping company) to put an end to the risk posed by the vessel and its cargo by March 15. Or else.

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