The YM Mandate, which sailed from Fairview Cove this past Friday arrived in New Jersey with a Cracked hull and leaking bunker fuel today.
Oil boom has been placed around the vessel, and fuel from the affected tank, which has 462,297 gallon capacity, is being transferred to other tanks onboard the ship.
Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to container vessel fuel oil leak in Bayonne, New Jersey New York — A unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gallagher Marine Systems, is responding to a report of a container vessel leaking fuel oil at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, Tuesday.
The National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders, Monday, reporting a sheen near the vessel YM Mandate.
A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New York boat crew in the area reported a small crack in the ship’s hull which was leaking fuel oil. Coast Guard investigators confirmed the leak.
YM Mandate activated its Coast Guard-approved vessel response plan by making notifications and activating response resources.
Oil containment boom and absorbent pads have been deployed around the YM Mandate and contracted skimming vessels have been working to remove oil from the water. All leaking product is currently contained within the boom and skimmer system. Internal transfer of fuel oil from the affected tank is also being conducted.
The affected tank has a capacity of 462,297 gallons. The amount of fuel oil leaked is not known at this time.
Ships were delayed entering port yesterday due to weather. Ships started moving in the Evening, though weather remained an issue. the pilot boat was directing vessels to turn to starboard, and sail a course of 030, in order to shelter the pilot boarding operation. The First ship to arrive at 1900 was the YM Movement for Fairview Cove (Above).
Second in line was the PCTC Grande New York (above) which sailed for Autoport. The Cruise ship Fram was the third vessel to arrive. It was scheduled to arrive yesterday morning, but instead spent the day waiting out the weather in the approaches. the Ship extended its stay, and will now sail this afternoon.
Mol Partner sits at anchor in the basin waiting for a birth to free up at Fairview Cove.
Despite today being a holiday, the ships were stacking up at Fairview cove. Sunday night brought the arrival of YM Express to the west birth. She Sailed Monday morning, and was replaced by Budapest Bridge, while the east birth was taken up by Atlantic Sea, both arriving early morning. When Budapest Bridge sailed late afternoon, MOL Partner was finally able to take up her spot Mol Partner is currently scheduled to sail just after midnight, Atlantic Sea is due to depart Tuesday afternoon, having had her ro-ro decks worked Monday, and her containers Tuesday.
the YM Modesty (above) Entered the basin this morning around 11am to tie up at Fairview cove. Once clear of the narrows, the Algoma Integrity (below) Sailed outbound for Baltimore from National Gypsum.
YM Movement Is Today’s Caller at Fairview cove. I caught her waiting to tie up on her May 21st stop over. Unlike other YM Vessels so far, Shes running on the EC5 Service, and is the first Yang-Ming vessel to make a repeat call (now on the return trip)