Dublin Express cleared for departure from NYC

Containership Dublin Express (IMO 9232577), which spilled some oil into and around New York Container Terminal, Staten Island, on March 28th, was cleared for departure on April 4th, the US Coast Guard has said.

Some heavy fuel-oil was released by the vessel while she was travelling along the US Atlantic Coast to New York. The USCG said that the total amount of oily-water recovered in the Arthur Kill Waterway aka Staten Island Sound was about 35,000 gallons.

A hole in the vessel, some 15 inches square, was detected during the evening of March 28th while the ship was unloading at the terminal near the Goethals Bridge. The hole was sealed within hours.

The container ship had encountered heavy swell while sailing from Port Everglades to New York.

2002-built, Germany-flagged, 46,009 gt Dublin Express is owned by Amotosa Vermietungs GmbH care of manager Hapag-Lloyd of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of Amotosa Vermietungsgesellschaft mbH. It is entered for H&M with Gard AS as claims leader, on behalf of Hapag Lloyd.