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Bomin denies responsibility for Thorco accident

Bunker company Bomin maintains its innocence in the case concerning the Thorco Lineage shipwreck, in which contaminated bunker has been mentioned as a cause for the ship's sudden engine failure. The fuel was high quality, says Bomin.

Thorco Lineage, som Thorco chartrer af en udenlandsk ejer, stødte på grund på Polynesien 24. juni, 2018. Dårlig bunkerolie kan være årsagen til ulykken, fremgår det af et retsdokument. | Photo: Marine Nationale

German bunker company Bomin denies having supplied dirty bunker fuel oil to vessel Thorco Lineage, which ran aground this summer after suffering engine failure in the southern Pacific.

The ship ran aground in Polynesia in June and had to be helped free by the French coast guard, which feared a potential oil spill. Contaminated bunker fuel was shortly thereafter mentioned by Thorco Shipping as a possible cause for the engine failure.

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