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Fuel leaks from capsized Indonesian tanker

Fuel leaks from capsized Indonesian tanker

Jakarta: Fuel has begun seeping from a small tanker that capsized at an Indonesian port this week, apparently from its engine rather than the fuel hold, the port master said Wednesday.
The Karisma Selatan, which has a capacity of 500,000 litres (132,000 gallons), overturned shortly after it was filled with marine fuel at Surabaya's Tanjung Perak port early on Tuesday. Nobody was injured.
"There is a very small quantity of fuel that has leaked out of the ship, but we already have rubber oil booms in place around the tanker," port master Rocky Ahmad Suherman said.
The tanker was operated by local agent PT Pasifik Selatan, Suherman said.
The state news agency Antara, citing a spokesman for the port administration, reported on Tuesday that preliminary results of the investigation had showed that the ship's ballast had not been properly filled. [20/12/07]

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