Stricken Cyrus-flagged containership CSL Virginia left its position on Wednesday (24 October), heading to Constanta port in Romania, after being hit on the starboard side by Tunisian-registered ro-ro vessel Ulysses on 7 October.
“This departure was made possible by the complete pumping of the fuel still present in the hold and the double hull as well as by obtaining a certificate of seaworthiness issued by an independent body,” said the authority Maritime Prefect of the Mediterranean (MPM).
“These guarantees obtained, the Maritime Prefect of the Mediterranean allowed the Virginia to begin its transit.
“She will be escorted by the intervention, assistance and rescue tug (RIAS) Bee Flanders chartered year round by the French Navy, until it comes out of waters under French jurisdiction.”
According to MPM, the maritime accident saw 530 m3 of marine fuel released into surrounding waters; the 17-day oil spill clean-up and salvage operation required:
The above report concludes the Manifold Times coverage on the CSL Virginia/Ulysses collision. A series of earlier reports in descending chronological order can be found below:
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Related: CSL Virginia/Ulysses collision: Oil recovery operations continue
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Related: CSL Virginia/Ulysses collision: Pollution crisis agreement activated
Photo credit: Marine Nationale
Published: 25 October, 2018
Additional topics of bunker contamination and OCM services discussed at VPS’ Fuel Management Challenges – The Year of 2021 & Beyond webinar on 23 September; Manifold Times summarises the session.
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.