Bulk Carrier Abandoned on Mexican Coast


The M/V Los Llanitos bulk carrier has been stuck on the rocks by the coastal town of Barra De Navidad, Mexico for around nine months, and it is now falling apart and ready to sink, reports gCaptain.

The vessel was run aground in October, 2015 by the hurricane Patricia soon after it was salvaged of all oil, diesel and other harmful chemicals, but the ship was beyond saving and the owner of the ship, Marine Solutions, simply abandoned it.

Technical Paper: Sunken And Submerged Spilled Oils

Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, General Coordinator of Ports and Merchant Marine, said: “There is a high risk that it can break apart and sink, the ship is not completely clean. All the fuel was extracted but many contaminants remain and will pollute the ocean when the ship breaks apart, which will be soon considering her condition.”

This comes after PTI reported that a cargo vessel struck a fishing trawler in a Maltese harbour in August, 2016, causing it to sink; this is one of many collisions that have occurred in the last fortnight.

In more recent news, a bulk carrier ran aground in Mauritius after a fight broke out as a result of the captain locking himself in the engine room.

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