LONG BEACH — U.S. Coast Guard and Nationwide Transportation Security Board marine casualty investigators boarded the container ship MSC DANIT on Saturday within the Port of Lengthy Seashore.
Previous to the go to, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Braden Rostad, chief of investigations in L.A. and Lengthy Seashore, decided that the Mediterranean Delivery Firm (MSC) DANIT was concerned in an anchor-dragging incident on Jan. 25, 2021, throughout a climate occasion that impacted the ports of Los Angeles and Lengthy Seashore.
The anchor-dragging incident occurred in shut proximity to a sub-sea pipeline, which was subsequently found to be the supply of the Orange County oil spill on Oct. 2.
On account of the investigation, the Coast Guard designated the MSC Mediterranean Delivery Firm, S.A. — the operator of the vessel — and Dordellas Finance Company — the proprietor of the vessel — as events in curiosity within the marine casualty occasion. The “social gathering in curiosity” designation supplies the proprietor and operator of the MSC DANIT the chance to be represented by counsel, to look at and cross-examine witnesses and to name related witnesses.
The Coast Guard marine casualty investigation into the Orange County oil pipeline main marine casualty stays ongoing. A number of pipeline situations and extra vessels of curiosity proceed to be investigated.