Ferry MS Bohus spilled 300 liters of oil into Sandefjord at Framnes, Norway

MS BohusThe ferry MS Bohus spilled 300 liters of oil into Sandefjord at Framnes, Norway. The vessel was pumping out waste oil into a truck, when the hose broke and sufficient quantity of it spilled into the pier and the water. The crew reacted immediately and stopped the pump, but unfortunately around 300 liters already spilled. Booms along with absorbent pads were laid out to stop extension of the oil spot and its drifting, but large part of the oil went below the dock and make the cleansing operations more complicated. Also representatives of the Port Authority and operator Colorline were on site to help with the cleanup efforts.

The ferry MS Bohus was detained for inspection, but later was released to return in service. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident.

The ferry MS Bohus (IMO: 7037806) has overall length of 124.00 m, moulded beam of 19.00 m and maximum draft of 5.40 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 1,968 DWT and the gross tonnage is 9,149 GRT. The ship was built in 1971 by Danyard Aalborg in Denmark. The owner and operator of the vessel is Colorline Marine.