Freighter struck a pier at the Port of Astoria releasing 1.100 gallons of diesel fuel

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The 177 meter long, 33562 dwt bulk carrier Global Gold allided with a pier at Astoria, Oregon at around 12:50 a.m. local time on Friday (October 2).

Freighter struck a pier at the Port of Astoria releasing 1.100 gallons of diesel fuel

Image: USCG

The Panama-flagged bulker Global Gold was arriving in port with its cargo of lumber when it struck the pier suffering a four foot long gash in the hull near the stern.

The impact also ruptured a fuel tank spilling over 1000 gallons of diesel into the water.

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Image: Glenn / oregonlive.com

Authorities responded and placed booms around the bulk carrier while the vessel’s crew applied absorbent pads around the area impacted by the spill.

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Image: ryhz travero

No reports of injuries. The Global Gold was detained in port until repairs could be completed.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Source: oregonlive.com