Small amount of fuel leaked in Med after bunkering operation to refuel Lebanese reefer.
A small oil spill has been detected in Gibraltar after a bunkering operation to refuel a reefer.
Gibraltar Port Authority deployed anti-pollution vessels and equipment to contain the leak of 200 litres of heavy fuel oil on Tuesday.
Aegean Shipping's 7,000-dwt bunker tanker Aegean Princess (built 1991) was filling up the 4,800-gt reefer Heidi Plus (built 1979) when the incident occurred. Most of the oil was contained between the two ships and port vessels.
"It's not a large spill and it's under control," said captain Peter Hall, of the Port of Gibraltar.
The reefer is managed by Faros Shipping of Lebanon.
Fuente: Trade Winds