MOL car carrier leaks oil in LA

Mitsui OSK Lines could face a large fine from authorities in the US. Yesterday evening, one of its car carriers, Istra Ace, leaked an unknown amount of oil into Los Angeles harbour.

Booms were quickly deployed around the vessel and a local clean up company called in.

The US has among the harshest fines in place for spills.



Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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