Diesel Barrels Overflow On Vessel’s Deck

September 3, 2022

After a “strong smell of diesel” was detected by a resident of Hinson’s Island, four overflowing barrels of diesel were discovered aboard a vessel,

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Thursday, September 1 at 5.52pm, a resident of Hinson’s Island reported to BMOC a strong smell of diesel. The Coast Guard were tasked to investigate and found a large sheen in the area.

“On investigation it was found that the pollution was coming from the 48 foot vessel Calamus. It appeared that four barrels of diesel on the vessels deck had been left exposed with their caps off; they had then filled with rainwater and the barrels had overflowed. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources were informed of the incident.”

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