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Malaysian-owned vessel in US spill

Houston: The United States Coast Guard says the spill from a Malaysian owned tanker in Port Arthur has been contained. The 95,000dwt, Singapore-registered, Eagle Otome, owned by MISC tanker arm AET Tankers, spilled around 1,460 tonnes of crude in Port Arthur, Texas after it collided with a barge at the weekend.
USCG officials said the spill had been largely contained and cause of the incident is now under investigation.
AET said it was cooperating in the investigations and would bear the costs of the clean up, however which party was to blame for the accident remained unclear. Two pilots were onboard the Eagle Otome at the time of the incident. [25-01-10]

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