Oil Leak from Damaged Ship Contained in Bahamas

By: AP
By: AP

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - The owner of a salvage company says a damaged cargo ship in the Bahamas has leaked more than 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters) of oil.

Ray Darville of Overseas Marine Group Ltd. accused the government Tuesday of not cleaning up the oil leaked by the Panamanian-flagged vessel named Eugenia. The ship is owned by Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Darville says officials at Freeport Harbor in Grand Bahama island contracted Bahamas Oil Refining Co. to deal with the spill.

Government officials could not be immediately reached for comment. Transport Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin said Monday that the ship's hull was breached somehow off Grand Bahama.

Darville says his crews have hauled the ship back into harbor and it is no longer leaking oil.


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