LPG tanker EMPERY broke off her moorings in strong wind at Coatzacoalcos port, Mexico, at around 1200 LT Mar 18, being in the process of offloading ethane. Cargo hose either broke off or detached, some volume of gas was released in the air. All port workers in dock area were evacuated as a precaution. The ship drifted off berth, tugs took her under control and moved back to berth. As soon as hose detached, pumps automatically closed down, so actually, the only gas leaked was gas in the hose.
LPG tanker EMPERY, IMO 9744910, GT 17235, built 2016, flag Singapore, manager PETREDEC LTD.
Courtesy: Nikolay Torkin