Vitality caught in spill spat


The insurer of a Greek boxship has denied the vessel was the cause of a 30-km oil slick off the Canary Islands.

The Swedish Club says the 2,520-teu Vitality (built 2002) had merely sailed through the discharge from another vessel on or around 14 May.

A Spanish patrol plane spotted the slick, which dissolved naturally within a day.

Vitality however was detained in Algeciras when it arrived on 29 May following an inspection.

It was en route from Dakar to Dunkirk and in the area of the spill at the time, Spanish reports said.

Dioryx told TradeWinds a bond of EUR 250,000 ($308,000) will be lodged with Spanish authorities on Friday and the ship would bereleased.

                                                                                                   Source: American Shipper By Gary Dixon

Source from : American Shipper By Gary Dixon