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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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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No reports of injuries. The Global Gold was detained in port until repairs could be completed.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.