The U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday morning responded to the grounding of a fuel oil barge in Coney Island Channel near Brighton Beach, New York.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. tugboat Eastern Dawn was pushing the barge Port Chester when it ran soft aground near Coney Island Channel Buoy 3, it said.
The tug and barge crew confirmed there were 14,000 barrels of fuel oil on board the barge and reported no pollution.
“Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station New York responded to ensure the safety of the barge and surrounding vessel traffic,” notes the Coast Guard report.
“Pollution response teams and investigation officials from Coast Guard Sector New York were also on scene to assess the incident and confirmed no fuel entered the water.”
According to the Coast Guard, the barge Port Chester was able to refloat during high tide at approximately 2:30 p.m., and arrived at its destination in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
Both vessels must be inspected and cleared before operating again, following the incident.
The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.
Published: 24 August, 2018
‘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.
Dwivedi Vivek Kumar ended his tenure as Global Head – Bitumen & Shipping & Regional Head – APAC at GP Global APAC on 10 November 2020 due to internal structuring of the GP Global Group.