Chemical Tanker Spills Bunker in Canadian Port
The 3,569 dwt chemical tanker North Atlantic Kairos has experienced a bunker spill in the Port Aux Basques harbour, Canada.
According to the Canadian ferry services operator Marine Atlantic, the spill was noticed in the afternoon hours of March 3.
The company said that it had been working with relevant authorities regarding observation and response activities, adding that a boom was places around the tanker, which was docked in port, in order to contain the spill.
NOTICE: On Sunday, the North Atlantic Kairos, an oil supply tanker, experienced an oil spill in Port aux Basques Harbour. Marine Atlantic has been working with North Atlantic officials to contain the spill and a boom has been deployed. #nltraffic
— Marine Atlantic (@MAferries) March 4, 2019
Local media informed that the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada are investigating the cause of the incident.
AIS data provided by Marine Traffic shows that the 2008-built tanker, operated by Canada’s North Atlantic Refining, departed Port Aux Basques in the evening hours of March 5.
World Maritime News Staff