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Container vessel fuel leak contained at NJ terminal

October 4, 2020 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coast Guard officials say a container vessel is no longer leaking fuel oil and the vessel has departed a terminal in New Jersey for repairs in New York.

The container vessel YM Mandate was found to be leaking oil from a crack in the hull last week at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne.

Officials said Wednesday that oil was being pumped from the affected tank to a barge alongside the vessel. In addition, a containment boom and absorbent pads were deployed around the vessel and skimming vessels were removing oil from the water.

The Coast Guard said Sunday a dive survey found no additional damage, and the vessel departed Saturday to undergo repairs at a different facility in the Port of New York. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Gallagher Marine Systems were involved in the response.