Hapag-Lloyd Vessel Suffers New York Oil Spill


Hapag-Lloyd, the world’s fifth-biggest container line by market share, has said one of its vessels, the Dublin Express, suffered an oil spill while it was unloading in the Global Marine New York Container Terminal.

According to a statement, the hole was approximately 40×40 centimeters in size and was caused after the 4,120 TEU container ship encountered heavy swell which traveling from Port Everglades to New York on March 28, 2019.

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The carrier said the damage was sealed during the night and that it would work with Gallagher Marine to coordinate all appropriate measures onsite as the qualified individual (QI).

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Furthermore, Hapag-Lloyd also said it is too early to make an accurate assessment of the damage but that it is working closely with the relevant authorities and interested parties to minimize the impact on people and the environment.

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