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A cargo ship and a tanker collided in the Yellow Sea: Crude oil spilled into the sea!

As a result of the collision between the cargo ship and the tanker carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil in the Yellow Sea, some of the crude oil in the tanker spilled into the sea.

A cargo ship collided with a tanker carrying approximately 1 million barrels of crude oil in the Yellow Sea. Some of the crude oil found in the tanker in the collision spilled into the sea near Qingdao Port, the largest crude oil terminal in China’s Shandong province. According to initial reports, the cargo ship Sa Justice and the 272 meter long and 46 meter wide oil tanker A Symphony collided at around 8.50 am local time.

Officials stated that as a result of the collision, oil spilled into the ocean as well as damage to the port road and said, “All crew checks were made, no one was injured in the incident.” While crews were deployed to contain the oil spill and clean up the affected areas, nearby ships were warned not to approach more than 10 nautical miles (18.5 kilometers) from the area where the incident occurred.

An official from the Maritime Safety Administration’s Hazardous Substances and Pollution Control Unit said the oil spill is in the emergency response stage and has not yet reached the pollution assessment level. It was learned that the calls made to the Ministry of Transport of China remained unanswered.



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