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Bunga Alpinia

Nom
Bunga Alpinia
Date de l'accident
26/07/2012
Lieu
Malaysia
Zone du naufrage
Labuan Port, Victoria Bay
Zone du déversement
Port/harbour
Cause de l'accident
Incendie
Produit transporté
6 tonnes of methanol, heavy fuel oil (IFO 380)
Nature polluant
heavy fuel oil (IFO 380)
Type de navire / structure
Date de construction
2010
Longueur
180
Largeur
32
Tirant d'eau
7.6
Pavillon
Malaysian

The incident

On the 26th July 2012, the Bunga Alpina was in dock at Labuan Port, Malaysia when a fire broke out during loading of a 6-tonne cargo of methanol. Three violent explosions followed onboard which led to the deaths of five crew members.

 

Response at sea

Booms were rapidly deployed around the tanker to contain the spill. Dispersant spraying was tested but was found to be inefficient due to the viscosity of the pollutant (heavy fuel oil). A slick drifted into Victoria Bay and reached the shoreline.

 

Response on land

To preserve fisheries activity, affected quays were decontaminated. Houses and pleasure craft were cleaned by local inhabitants. High pressure cleaning was recommended in areas where manual cleaning was not possible. The mangrove swamp was not heavily contaminated so the decision was made not to take any action in these sensitive areas.

 

See also

Cedre Newsletter, 2012, N° 36

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 14

MISC - compagnie maritime, Press releases

Clyde&Co - expertise maritime, Incident reports

Marine traffic, Informations on the vessel

Last update on 01/04/2014

See also

Cedre Newsletter, 2012, N° 36

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 14

MISC - compagnie maritime, Press releases

Clyde&Co - expertise maritime, Incident reports

Marine traffic, Informations on the vessel

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