Oceanex ship spills in Halifax

Oceanex's Ro/ro container ship ASL SANDERLING, at the Halterm Container terminal of the Halifax Port, has reportedly spilled about 500 liters of heavy fuel oil into the harbour. Not much else is know at this time, but brief news story report that conainment booms have been deployed and recovery underway, with minimal damage expected. A report commented that the spill may have originated from a "corroded internal tank" (?) - Canoe.com, CTV. The 1,125 TEU SANDERLING usually sails from Halifax to St. John's and Corner Brook.

Ship Details

Port of Registry - St.John's, Newfoundland
Flag - Canada
Registry/Licence Number - 809070
Type - Ro/Ro Container Ship
Gross Tons -22,777
Length - 178 m between perpendiculars (BP)
Draught - Forward 7.2 m, Aft 8.1 m
Built -1977, Sasebo, Japan
Propulsion - MAN 13,976 kW controllable-pitch propeller (CPP)
Number of Crew - 22, plus one supernumerary
Registered Owners - Oceanex Inc., Montreal, Quebec