An offshore diesel bunkering transfer from vessel to installation took place at night. During this bunkering operation, a significant amount of diesel was released into the sea.
The direct cause of the spill was a hole in the bunkering hose. The limited visibility during the night may have hindered immediate discovery of the spill. The initial fact-finding showed that there were issues including the design of the bunkering hose station and lack of inspection and maintenance of the bunkering hoses.
posted 01 Jun '18, 08:34