MSC container ship oil spill, Portugal

Some 3 tons of fuel leaked overboard during bunkering operation in Sines, Portugal, in the morning Apr 5, when fuel was pumped from bunker tanker BAHIA TRES to container ship MSC SANDRA, at Terminal XXI. Anti pollution operation was activated, and reportedly, oil spill was contained in a short time, preventing its’ spreading in harbor basin. Details of accident unknown, so far.
Container ship MSC SANDRA, IMO 9203954, dwt 61468, capacity 4340 TEU, built 2000, flag Panama, manager MSC.
Product tanker BAHIA TRES, IMO 9428671, dwt 8920, built 2007, flag Spain, manager NAVIERA MURUETA SA.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.