OS 35 Bulk Carrier remains stable – 0700hrs UPDATE – 30.08.22
The situation with the Bulk Carrier OS 35 has remained stable overnight. There have been no significant developments.
The Gibraltar Port Authority remains at the scene and is continuously reviewing all aspects of the situation.
Approximately 400 metres of boom are now readily available on scene ready to be deployed around the vessel in the event of an oil spill.
A notice to mariners has been issued by the GPA with a 200m exclusion zone already in place around the OS 35.
All port operations were suspended by the GPA during the initial stages of the operation for approximately 4 hours and the Gibraltar Port has now fully reopened for all activity.
The cooperation with the Algeciras Port continues, with the deployment of assets from Algeciras Port (Salvamento Maritimo) being considered.
A further update will be issued during the course of the morning.
Note to Editors
A copy of the Local Notice to Mariners (No26 of 2022) is attached.