2 Nov 2019 10:35

There's no oil spill after blast on tanker in Nakhodka - prosecutors

VLADIVOSTOK. Nov 2 (Interfax) - There is no threat to the environment in the bay of Nakhodka following the blast on the Zaliv Amerika oil tanker, the Far East Transport Prosecutor's Office said on Saturday.

"The vessel is not at risk of sinking, the oil spill has been prevented. At the instruction of the Far East transport prosecutor, the Nakhodka Transport Prosecutor's Office and the oversight bodies organized the inquiry into the incident," the Far East Transport Prosecutor's Office said.

As reported, the blast occurred at the cargo deck near the fifth tank, the closed space designed to transport liquids in bulk, on Saturday. Three people were killed, one injured.

The criminal case of violations of the regulations of using and operating sea transport resulting in the deaths of two or more people was opened.

The Zaliv Amerika tanker, owned by LLC Nayada, having 104,000-tonne deadweight, has been transporting oil and oil products between ports since January 2008.