27 May

Transfer of oil underway from Genmar Companion

first_imgNewsx Adverts A major operation is underway in Belfast Lough to remove 54,000 tonnes of oil from a damaged tanker.The Genmar Companion has been sheltering since a crack was found on its deck 40 miles off Tory Island on December 16th.The operation to transfer the vacuum gas oil onto the BW Seine has been delayed several times due to bad weather conditions.The operation to remove the oil from the Genmar Companion began late last night, and is expected to take up to 36 hours.A 23-strong crew have been on board the ship since the crack was detected when passing the Donegal coast before Christmas.A one-mile exclusion zone has been put around the ships while the transfer takes place.The crack in the deck of the Bermudan-flagged tanker was first noticed as it passed 40 miles west of Tory Island on its journey from Rotterdam to New York.The damage is not believed to have extended to the oil cargo holding area of the ship, it was decided to  take shelter in Belfast Lough as a precautionary measure.After the ship-to-ship transfer is complete the ship will be taken to Belfast harbour for repairs. Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleDeclan Devine appointed new Derry City FC managerNext articleDerry man jailed for assaulting police News Highland Google+center_img By News Highland – January 7, 2012 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Transfer of oil underway from Genmar Companion Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more