Containership Mandate with cracked hull leaking fuel oil in Bayonne, N.J.
A unified command team consisting of the Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Gallagher Marine Systems is responding after the National Response Center contacted Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders, Monday, reporting a sheen near the Liberian flagged vessel YM Mandate.
A nearby Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New York boat crew reported a small crack in the ship’s hull which was leaking fuel oil. Coast Guard investigators confirmed the leak.
The 300 meter long, 6,572 TEU capacity YM Mandate activated its Coast Guard approved vessel response plan by making notifications and activating response resources. ■