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Friday, July 28, 2006

Cougar Ace Update: Ship leaking fuel?

Reported here:
A Mitsui O.S.K. cargo ship, listing in rough seas near Alaska's Aleutian Islands, might be leaking fuel from its tanks, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
"Observers have reported a light and broken sheen extending two miles around the vessel" carrying 430 metric tons of fuel oil and 112 metric tons of diesel, the Alaskan office of the Coast Guard said in a statement on its Web site.
The Coast Guard, which did not clarify who the observers were, said its own personnel found "no signs of the vessel's fuel tanks losing containment at this time."
A team from salvage company Crowley Marine is due to reach the location of the Cougar Ace, about 230 miles (370 kilometers) south of the Aleutian Islands, on Wednesday, with the aim of towing the ship to a nearby port, the Coast Guard said.
You are invited to find an appropriate salvage tug and race the Crowley team to the Cougar Ace to vie for salvage rights...

UPDATE: Cougar Ace history posts: #1,
#2, #3. You are reading #4.

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