NYK is sending more teams to help clean up the Crisis Polaris oil spill
Earlier this month, the Japanese shipping company NYK sent additional crews to clean up the crude oil carrier Creemson Polaris, which was smashed off the coast of Japan.
With the latest update on the disaster, Nike plans to send 11 teams of 10 people each by September 11. By Monday, a total of three teams of 10 workers had been sent to the area.
All of this comes as efforts are underway to remove the remaining fuel from the ship, which has been hampered by the weather.
Crimean Polaris, a New York-based submarine, returned on August 11th after a brief break in severe weather on the northeast coast of Honshu Island, Japan, about 2.5 miles[2.5 km]from the port of Hachino. All the sailors were rescued from the wreckage.
At the time of the accident, the ship was carrying 1,550 metric tons of heavy fuel and 130 metric tons of diesel fuel. Although it is not clear how much oil has been spilled and how much remains in the tank, we have seen reports that the third tank has lost 280 tons of heavy fuel, leaving two fuel tanks unchanged.
NYK Cramson Polaris, built in 2008 and hoisted in the Panama flag, is said to be owned by MI-DAS Line SA, a shipping company owned by Misuga Kaun.
According to NYK, the Crimean Polaris hive was first cracked between the No. 5 cargo and the No. 6 cargo. While at the anchor, the rear engine compartment rolled.