The City of Los Angeles on 20 April reportedly filed a suit at the Los Angeles Superior Court against the owner, operator and charterer of the 2017-built 4,900 CEU (car equivalent units) capacity car carrier Istra Ace over a 2016 bunker spill at the port of Los Angeles.
It is seeking civil penalties under the state’s Fish and Game Code, and a court order to stop the shipping firms from conducting more activities that violate its Health and Safety Code.
It alleged shipowner Istra Maritime, operator Stamco Ship Management and charterer Mitsui OSK to be responsible for a bunker spill which occurred on 13 March 2016 during a bunkering operation at Berth 198 in the Port of Los Angeles' Cerritos Channel.
An investigation by the US Coast Guard found the spill originating from faulty piping of the Istra Ace; about 265 barrels (40 metric tonnes) of heavy fuel oil was released into the water, covering more than 70 acres and taking 23 days to clean up.
Photo credit: State of California
Published: 26 April, 2018
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