Place of Accident: Ah1rkap1 Demir / Istanbul
Our emergency instant oil spill response team was sent to the scene where M/V BRITISH ENTERPRISE went ashore near Yesilöoy in the Marmara Sea on 16.02.2004, due to bad weather conditions. 2450 tons of oil was transported to the other small tankers alongside. For several days preparations were made by salvors to lighten the vessel so that a refloating attempt could be made and STS ship to ship operation was successfully finished. Eventually, she was successfully refloated and Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services Corporation response operations continued. In meantime, the vessel was surrounded with 600 m inflatable oil booms in order to prevent leakage of oil on the sea surface and l000 ton ballast water taken from the tanker with licensed Bilge Waste Collection Vessels to the Waste Recycling Factory.