Oil Tanker Sinks

In Bangladeshi port of Chittagon, whilst loading fuel, an Oil Tanker sank.

The alarm was raised immediately and a team of divers managed to save the vessel, and thereby reduce the potential environmental damage, by managing to tie the vessel to the jetty.

It is reported in the Daily Star (http://bit.ly/iAgtw1 ), that the vessel is yet to be salvaged.

The extent of the samage is not yet known and vessels with oil dispersement chemicals have already been deployed.

The oil tanked had a capacity of 150 tonnes and it was believed that she was not fully laden.

Dermot Conway
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