Ship released as no defiencies were found
In the afternoon of Aug 16 French prosecutors decided not to commence legal proceedings against the "Blue Creek" which had been suspected of having left a legacy of pollution of several kilometers. A trail of what looked like oil was photographed on Aug 14 afternoon by the crew of an aircraft, 74 km off Penmarc'h. The ship was then ordered to divert to Brest, where it arrived Aug 15 morning. Initially, the prosecutors had asked for a deposit of € 500,000 of the shipowner, before changing their minds. A visit on board has revealed a design flaw of the separator for used oil. On the other hand, the logbooks showed that the ship was well maintained and most importantly, that it had recently completed the cleaning of tanks and ballast in port. The ship's captain received the end of the detention in the late afternoon. The ship left the port of Brest early in the evening. French report with photo: http://www.letelegramme.com/ig/generales/regions/bretagne/brest-pollution-maritime-le-cargo-allemand-relache-sans-caution-16-08-2012-1809093.php
German ship suspected of releasing hydrocarbon off French coast
Enroute St. Petersburg-Pasajes the "Blue Creek" had to devert from its course to the Brest at the request of the prosecutor of the town on Aug 15, 2012. The "Blue Creek" berthed at 11 a.m. A Customs aircraft had remarked a trail of suspect fluids in its wake on Aug 14 which was several hundred metres long. trail It could be a discharge of hydrocarbon. At that time, the ship was 80 km off the tip of Penmarc'h. By order of the prosecutor of Brest, a Falcon 50 took off from the Navy to direct the master of the ship to divert to Brest for investigations. After the ship's arrival at Brest, investigators boarded the ship to question the master.
Blue Creek sailing again
After workers of the Nobiskrug Yard Rendsburg had carried out on board the "Blue Creek" in the communal port of Rendsburg, the ship was allowed to sail again and departed from Rendsburg on Feb 16 at 8.35 a.m., bound for Willebroek.Upload News