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Mediterranean Shipping Company fined for oil spill
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:11

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has been fined $50,000 by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) for a heavy oil spill from its container vessel, ‘Alexa’.

According to local news sources, the spillage occurred on May 10, 2016 and spread around Tema Harbour.

The decision to fine the company was announced just six days later.

MSC had failed to notify the port authority, and it only came to the GPHA’s about the spillage a day later when staff arrived at the site on other business.

The marine dock, oil jetty and, the leeway breakwater of the canoe beach and portions of the fishing harbour were also affected, the Ghanaian news source, Graphic.

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