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On 26 September 2001, two sea valves were left open in the pump room while the tanker the Averity was loading her cargo of low sulphur diesel at Stanlow Dock. This caused a spill of 150 tonnes of diesel. Response staff contained the pollution within the dock with a boom and a bubble barrier. Cleaning operations were carried then out using sorbents and skimmers.

FT Everard, the owners of the vessel, were declared liable for the cost of the clean-up operation. They apologised and took measures to prevent another incident of this type. They were fined £10,000 (~ € 15,000).



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Name: Averity

Date: 26 September 2001

Location: England


Accident area: Stanlow Dock, entrance to Manchester canal

Cause of spill: human error

Type of pollutant: low sulphur diesel oil

Quantity spilled: 150 tonnes

Ship type: oil tanker

Date built: 1981

Owner: FT Everard



Last update: April 2006

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