Listing Mitsui cargo ship may be leaking

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, Alaska — A Mitsui O.S.K. cargo ship, listing in rough seas near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, might be leaking fuel from its tanks, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

“Observers have reported a light and broken sheen extending two miles around the vessel” carrying 430 metric tons of fuel oil and 112 metric tons of diesel, the Alaskan office of the Coast Guard said in a statement on its Web site.

The Coast Guard, which did not clarify who the observers were, said its own personnel found “no signs of the vessel’s fuel tanks losing containment at this time.”