On Janaury 19, 2009, an oil sheen was discovered about the Genmar Progress
by the vessel's personnel while the vessel was receiving cargo
and conducting ballast discharge operations
in the Galveston Lighterage Area off the coast of Texas.
The vessel crew took prompt action
pursuant to the vessel response plan, and
the Company's subsidiary which operates the vessel promptly
reported this incident to the USCG.
The vessel proceeded to anchor offshore
pursuant to USCG directive,
where it was inspected by a Class Surveyor as required by the USCG.
The USCG did not baord the vessel on scene,
but subsequently USCG personnel boarded the vessel
at Lake Charles on Janyary 29 and 30, 2009.
Repairs were performed based on the recommendation
of the Class Surveyor.