Oil Sheen Observed In St. George’s Harbour

February 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

Personnel at Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre observed an oil sheen in St. George’s Harbour on Tuesday [Feb 19] and it was later confirmed to be “caused by the Spirit of St George inadvertently pumping oily water from the vessels bilge”.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Tuesday 19th February, 2:30 pm – BMOC observed an oil sheen in St. George’s Harbour, which appeared to be coming from the fast ferry Spirit of St George.

“The operator of the ferry was contacted, and it was confirmed that the oil sheen was caused by the Spirit of St George inadvertently pumping oily water from the vessels bilge.

“The oil discharge was reported to the Department of Environment & Natural Resources who are investigating the incident further with the vessel owner.”

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  1. FOOLED ME TWICE. says:

    All that hot liquid being spewed from the meeting the other night.

  2. sage says:

    Do they just observe the sheen and not clean it up? Do we have equipment to remove ‘minor’ spills of oil and fuel from the water?

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