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Damaged Chevron vessel may cause offshore oil spill

Posted On: Mar. 20, 2023 9:47 AM CST

Thai governmental agencies are working to avert a potential oil spill after seawater entered the hull of a floating storage and offloading vessel, operated by Chevron Corp., Upstream Online reported. The Benchamas 2 vessel, owned by energy-related maritime solutions provider Malaysia International Shipping Corp. Bhd., suffered the water ingress when a seal malfunctioned during maintenance work and killed one crew member. The vessel was carrying some 400,000 barrels of oil at the time of the incident.