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Averity

Nom
Averity
Date de l'accident
26/09/2001
Lieu
England
Zone du naufrage
Stanlow Dock, entrance to Manchester canal
Zone du déversement
Port/harbour
Cause de l'accident
Avarie
Nature polluant
Gazole à basse teneur en soufre
Type de navire / structure
Date de construction
1981
Longueur
0
Largeur
0
Tirant d'eau
0
Propriétaire
Ft Everard

On 26 September 2001, two sea valves were left open in the pump room while the tanker the Averity was loading her cargo of low sulphur diesel at Stanlow Dock. This caused a spill of 150 tonnes of diesel. Response staff contained the pollution within the dock with a boom and a bubble barrier. Cleaning operations were carried then out using sorbents and skimmers.

FT Everard, the owners of the vessel, were declared liable for the cost of the clean-up operation. They apologised and took measures to prevent another incident of this type. They were fined £10,000 (~ € 15,000).

Last update on 08/02/2007
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