Work to extract oil from tanker wrecked off China almost finished by Reuters

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By Gavin Maguire SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Efforts to remove cargo from a tanker that spilled oil into the Yellow Sea near Qingdao in China after a collision last week should be completed later on Tuesday, the ship‘s manager said. The A Symphony was anchored approximately 40 nautical miles off the coast of Qingdao when it was struck in heavy fog by the Sea Justice bulk carrier on April 27. The collision ruptured the A Symphony’s cargo and ballast tanks, causing a leak of approximately 400 tons. bituminous mixture load. The manager of a Symphony, Goodwood Ship Management, said there were no injuries to the crew and clean-up operations began as soon as weather conditions improved enough to allow specialized cleaning and repair vessels to travel to the site. (Graphic: Other Ships Stay Away From ‘A Symphony’ As Oil Spill Cleanup Off Qingdao, China Continues – https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/ce/oakpewkajpr/ASymphonyVesselGap.png) Work to Download The tanker’s loading, known as lightening, has continued since Friday, Goodwood said in a statement, and when complete, the vessel will depart for further evaluation and repairs. The company has yet to confirm which shipyard will handle the repairs. (Graphic: Bulk Carrier Strikes Oil Tanker in Qingdao Bulk Carrier Strikes Oil Tanker in Qingdao – https://graphics.reuters.com/CHINA-OIL/SPILL/qzjvqzlbapx/chart.png) The 272 meter long, 46 meter tanker The oversized was sold in May 2019 to its new owners Symphony Shipholding SA and NGM Energy, Equasis data showed.

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