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Cargo Vessel Detained In Valdez After Oily Leak Discovered

By | June 5, 2013

A cargo vessel has been detained at the dock in Valdez because something oily is leaking out of its containers.

The Caribbean-registered “BBC Arizona” was delivering construction beams when the leak was discovered.

The oil has been identified as transformer fluid, which was being shipped in bladders inside the containers.

It is still being analyzed, but they already know it does not contain PCB’s. The leak was discovered during a Coast Guard inspection after a minor fire aboard the vessel. So far the leak has been contained aboard.

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