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SHIP NAME: SCF Caucasus KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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AN oil spillage approximately seven kilometres long and 50 kilometres wide has spread in the Atlantic after a fault in a pipeline carrying crude oil from a Liberian tanker to the CEPSA refinery in Palos de la Frontera in Huelva, and there are fears it may reach local beaches. It has come within two kilometres to the Playa de Mazag├│n, a popular tourist area. It is feared it will damage local beaches although emergency plans are in place More than 60 people were called in to clear up the oil and prevent it from heading to Matalasca├▒as. Sea currents and winds mean that the oil will probably travel further out to sea but emergency plans were put into place in Huelva capital, Moguer and Palos de la Frontera, and authorities are preparing to contain and collect the oil if necessary. It has divided into areas so small that the oil needs to be removed by hand.


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According to a report from Tradewinds, a Sovcomflot Grputp Tanker resumed discharging at a Spanish oil terminal after a burst pipe led to a small amount of oil leaking last week. The 2002 built, 159,200 dwt Caucasus begain discharging its cargo at the CEPSA terminal in the port of Huelva on 5th August.

iUp to 11 tonnes of crude are said to have hit local beaches but all have been recovered according to various local Spanish media reports. Any oil which spilled into the sea was swiftly contained and recovered.[Not consistent with other sources]. The Cau casus was due to discharge 50,000 tonnes at the terminal having already discharged a partial cargo at Tenerife. The cargo originated inCayo Arcas, Mexico


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Sounds like a pipeline, not a tanker, problem. This terminal has had a number of similar spills.