Hydraulic Oil Leak In Harbour, Source Contained

May 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

A sheen of oil on the surface of the water in Hamilton Harbour was due to a “hydraulic oil leak off one of the shoreside cranes,” and the source was contained, and the surface oil dissipated naturally.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Tuesday 12th May, 1:55 pm – Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, received a VHF call from the Ferry Corona, reporting a Marpol sighting in the vicinity of the M/V Oleander, secured alongside Hamilton Harbour Docks, observing a sheen of oil on the surface of the water, following investigation it was established that the source emanated from a Hydraulic Oil leak off one of the Shoreside Cranes, the source was contained, with boom deployed in the area from the Dock, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources where advised, and the Superintendent at Hamilton Docks, later confirming that the surface oil had dissipated naturally and no further action was required.”

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