According to the SCC of Rosmorrechflot, the operational duty officer of the Azov-Black Sea branch of the FBU “Morspasluzhba” received a message that pressure drop sensors in the pipeline operated at the Tikhoretsk-Tuapse oil pipeline in the port of Tuapse. ACF FBU MSS received a letter from the Transneft company with a request for help in eliminating the possible ingress of oil products into the open sea.
A group of rescuers led by the head of the rescue operations of the port of Tuapse in a vehicle drove to the place of the alleged pollution of the sea area, since it is impossible to do this on the ship immediately due to floating large debris and trees at the place of deployment of the Bonsport Ship Valery Barsky. Visually observed rainbow spots in the river.
Then “Valery Barsky” moved to the place of pollution of the waters of the river bed, which flows into the sea and began to explore the area. Separate foci of rainbow spots were discovered, which immediately began to be treated with a sorbent. From the port of Novorossiysk, the tugs Antares and Agat (tugboats owner – Transneft Service) were sent to help with the emergency oil spill response.
Due to the deteriorating weather, work to eliminate the emergency oil spill by forces and facilities of the Azov-Black Sea branch of the FBU “Morspasluzhba” is suspended, “Valery Barsky” is forced to go to the site, “Antares” and “Agat” are expected to arrive at the polluted site in a few hours.
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Source: Maritime Herald