Oil Cargo Hose Snapped Spilling Palm Oil into a River


A moving tanker’s anchor entangled with a berthed vessel mooring ropes which ripped apart the pipes causing the oil leak into the river at Chittagong port.


A tanker vessel of the Bangladesh Shipping Corporation berthed at the River Mooring 7 leaked oil when its anchor entangled with a mooring rope of chemical product tanker which were attached to the buoys.

At the scene:

  • The tanker unloaded around 7,481 tonnes of palm oil from Indonesia at the port.
  • A jetty was damaged during the incident.
  • Details yet to ascertain:
    • Duration of the oil discharge.
    • Total volume of the oil leaked into the water.

No details of the incident were provided by the Chittagong Port Authorities.

Source: The Daily Star



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