Fleet Management Limited, the manager of the bunker tanker, Gulf Star 1 (1692 dwt, 2011 built) reported that during loading operations at Port louis Mauritius on May 26th at approx. 10:00am (local time), the connecting hose ruptured resulting in an amount of fuel spilled overboard. On board emergency teams were mobilized swiftly and the terminal promptly shut off the supply.
There were no injuries during this incident. Spill booms have been deployed around the vessel in order to contain the pollution. The safety of the local environment is the primary concern of the Company and all the appropriate authorities have been contacted to provide assistance and support. Further information will be provided as it becomes known.
For further information, contact: MTI Network, Nick Roe, Nick.Roe@mtinetwork.com / +852 9081 1087