April 17, 2011 Leave a Comment
The tanker Guo Chang and the tanker Jiangzhou No. 1 collided off the coast of Macao near the Macao International Airport. The Guo Chang was loaded with 260 tons of diesel fuel when it struck head-on with the Jiangzhou No. 1 which was empty. The Guo Chang’s hull was holed on the starboard side allowing 2 tons of diesel fuel to be spilled. No reports if the Jiangzhou No. 1 had damage as well. However, reports do state that no one was injured in the incident. Authorities were able to limit the environmental impact by placing booms and skimmers around the spill. An investigation into the accident is being conducted.