July 17, 2024

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Cargo ship ‘Beijing’ is identified as tanker that likely caused massive oil spill off Southern California coast

Daily Mail UK

A Liberian-owned ship called the Beijing is believed to be responsible for the massive oil spill that tarnished Southern California beaches last month after the vessel’s anchor dragged across the seabed and cracked a crucial pipeline 

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 begin to leak oil until October, investigators said.

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