Capetanissa Maritime-owned Beijing vessel identified as tanker that likely ...

Capetanissa Maritime-owned Beijing vessel identified as tanker that likely ...
Capetanissa Maritime-owned Beijing vessel identified as tanker that likely ...
Cargo ship 'Beijing' is identified as tanker that likely caused massive oil spill off Southern California coast after its anchor dragged along the seabed and burst the pipeline A cargo ship is under investigation for its potential involvement in an early October oil spill off the Southern California coastline U.S. Coast Guard said Chinese state-owned Cosco Beijing is under investigation for its potential involvement in the displacement of a pipeline It's believed it's anchor struck the pipeline, opening up a crack The damage is thought to have occurred during bad weather in January but it took a further nine months for oil to leak out  At least 25,000 gallons of crude oil were estimated to have been released as a result of the spill which led to beaches in the area being closed for five days 

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A ship that is believed to be responsible for dragging an anchor across the seabed striking a crucial oil pipeline the cracked and caused a massive oil spill off that coast of Huntington Beach, California in October, has been identified.

The U.S. Coast Guard together with the National Transportation Safety Board Friday identified the cargo ship Costco Beijing as the vessel that was likely involved in the incident. 

Although the pipe was hit by the anchor in January, it didn't completely puncture until October of this year. 

On Thursday, investigators boarded the vessel Thursday at the Port of Long Beach.

The Cosco Beijing cargo ship is under investigation for its potential involvement in an early October oil spill off the Southern California coastline

The Cosco Beijing cargo ship is under investigation for its potential involvement in an early October oil spill off the Southern California coastline

The US Coast Guard reported the California Pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, but it's believed the pipeline was damaged in January

The US Coast Guard reported the California Pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, but it's believed the pipeline was damaged in January

The pipe (circled in red) was dragged 105 feet away and is bowed after a suspected anchor dragged it across the ocean floor

The pipe (circled in red) was dragged 105 feet away and is bowed after a suspected anchor dragged it across the ocean floor 

Roughly 25,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the ocean, a SoCal Oil Response rep explained

Roughly 25,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the ocean, a SoCal Oil Response rep explained

The owner's of Beijing, Capetanissa Maritime Corp. of Liberia, and operator, V.Ships Greece Ltd. are both named as 'parties in interest' in the investigation.

It means the companies will now be able to be examined more closely as the probe into the spill moves

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