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US Coast Guard reported container ship MATSONIA oil leak and hull crack in Oakland, California. Ship’s seafarer 's spotted sheen around the ship in the morning Feb 21, and alerted authorities.
Crew initiated the ship’s vessel response plan, notified the Coast Guard and the National Response Center of the sheen and placed containment boom around the ship to contain the sheen. Divers contracted to investigate the sheen discovered a fracture in the hull of the ship approximately 15-feet below the waterline adjacent to the starboard fuel tank.
Heavy fuel was pumped from damaged fuel tank to other tanks during Feb 22. Coast Guard marine inspectors are scheduled to inspect the vessel and oversee repairs.
Container ship MATSONIA, IMO 7334204, dwt 22501, capacity 1750 TEU, built 1973, flag USA, manager MATSON Navigation.
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