Oil Leaking from Grounded Bulk Carrier in Mexico

Oil has been spotted in the water surrounding the grounded bulk carrier Los Llanitos in Punta Graham, Mexico, the country's environmental agency PROFEPA said Thursday.  Officials were in the area recently for a routine inspection of the ship when the sheen of oil was discovered in the waters surrounding the vessel.  The Los Llanitos ran … [Read more...]

Hard Aground – Abandoned Ship Threatens Mexican Coast

The bulk carrier "M/V Los Llanitos" is breaking apart and close to sinking off the Pacific coast of Mexico. For almost nine months she has been stranded on rocks nearby Barra de Navidad, a small town on the western coastline of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The 223-meter ship ran aground in October after attempting to ride out powerful Hurricane Patricia. The first phase … [Read more...]

Pollutants Removed From Grounded Bulk Carrier in Mexico

The removal of fuel and all hazardous materials from the stranded bulk carrier Los Llanitos concluded earlier this month as the salvage now moves to dismantling the ship on site in Mexico.  The Mexican environmental agency PROFEPA, responsible for overseeing the salvage, says that the threat of a spill into the environment has been reduced after all … [Read more...]

Stranded Bulk Carrier ‘Los Llanitos’ to Be Dismantled Along Rocky Mexican Coast

The Mexican government is hoping to dismantle the bulk carrier Los Llanitos in the same spot at which it ran aground in October during Hurricane Patricia. The new plan is a change from the earlier predictions that the ship would be able to withstand being refloated and scuttled in an area nearby. Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) ordered the … [Read more...]

First Oil Pumped from Stranded Bulk Carrier in Mexico

The first oil has been pumped from a Mexican bulk carrier that has been stranded along Mexico's rocky Pacific coastline since late October when it ran aground during Hurricane Patricia. Mexico's environmental agency PROFEPA reports that over the weekend approximately 150 cubic meters of oil was pumped from the wreck of the Mexican-flagged Los Llanitos to a tank barge brought … [Read more...]