Boxship Hit By Pilot Boat Spills Oil
On May 8th Local time around 0800 hrs, a pilot boat hit the 5,782 teu CMA CGM boxship, Bellini. The hull of the vessel was breached in fuel tank area. Fuel started to leak at the rate of 100 liters per minute. Over 50 rescuers were employed in cleaning the contamination. Fuel was pumped out from breached tank while it was docking at the Waltershofer Hafen, Hamburg. The fuel was spilled around five cubic metres.
No clear reports about the quantity of spillage and cleaning operations are underway.