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Water Today Title October 30, 2020

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Oil Spill


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On April 26th, WaterToday reported on a small fuel leak that occurred in Lévis, Québec. The tanker ship, M/T Falcon Nostos, was believed to be the source of that leak. At the time of the leak Transport Canada (TC) and the Canadian Coast Guard were working with vessel owners to effect repairs.

George J. Tsimis, Senior Vice President and Global Claims Director of the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc., said that TC "has investigated the incident and inspected the vessel thoroughly between April 25th and April and April 27th."

Tsimis explained as a result of the investigation and inspection TC "has ruled out the M/T Falcon Nostos as a source of the oil sheen that had been seen on the water while the vessel was discharging cargo at Valero Energy's Jean-Gaulin refinery."

TC rescinded the detention order on the Liberian tanker on the 27th of April. The question now is what is the source of the leak that occurred late last month. Tsimis said that "it was unclear whether any other possible sources for the observed spill are being investigated."


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