Authorities have made some progress in preparations for removing the beached bunker tanker Hephaestus at Qawra, according to the Times of Malta.
Methods for the vessel’s removal is currently under study by the Environment and Resources Authority, and will be carried out by the selected contractor once approved.
A source close to the Transport Ministry said the operation will cost approximately €1 million ($1.18 million).
The 885-tonne vessel, managed by Volont Maritime and owned by Orbiter Navigation Corp, was beached during a storm at Qawra coast in northern Malta on 10 February.
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Published: 16 May, 2018
Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.
U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.