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Bareli

Name
Bareli
Accident date
15/03/2012
Location
China
Accident area
Fuzhou
Spill area
Inshore
Cause of spill
Grounding
Product transported
1,190 m3 heavy fuel oil, 1,397 containers (101 with dangerous goods)
Quantity spilled
100 m3 heavy fuel oil, 165 containers (80 with dangerous goods)
Ship / structure type
Container ship (3,100 TEU)
Built date
2004
Length
220.00 m
Width
32.00 m
Flag
Singapore
Owner
Klaveness
Charterer
CMA-CGM
P&I Club
Gard

The incident

On the 15th March 2012 the container ship Bareli ran aground 6 nautical miles off an island as it was en route to the Fuzhou International Container Terminal, China.  The 21 members of the crew were all rescued. As a result of the grounding the ship's hull cracked amidships, spilling bunker fuel into the sea.

 

Response at sea

In the initial response to the pollution at sea, the responders relied heavily on sorbent use. Bad weather conditions and strong currents hindered the deployment of booms.

 

 

Response on land

The neighbouring islands were relatively unaffected by the spill (tarballs). No pollutant arrivals were reported in aquaculture zones (abalone, seaweed). The clean-up operations on the shoreline started with the recovery of oiled solid waste (chunks of container, shoes). In certain areas  (ITOPF) experts advised taking no action to allow natural clean-up. However, the solid surfaces situated in zones of activity (quays, slipways) were treated.

 

 

Containers

Of the 165 containers which fell overboard, 80 were considered hazardous. Some of them contained highly toxic herbicides and pesticides. The various oiled packages or bottles which washed up on the shoreline presented a danger to the responders working on shoreline clean-up.

 

The grounded Bareli container ship
The grounded Bareli container ship
Last update: 01/04/2014

See also

Flaminia, Date : 14/07/2012, Lieu : international waters

Rena, Date : 05/10/11, Lieu : New Zélande

Chitra, Date : 07/08/2010, Lieu : India

Napoli, Date : 18/01/2007, Lieu : Western Chanel

Sea & Shore Technical Newsletter, 2012, Number 35

External links

GI Workshop, Jakarta, mars 2013, Assesment of Risk of Oil Spills from Shipping in South East Asia by Richard H. Johnson, ITOPF, page 16

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