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Tanker collides with Cherry Point pier – nothing spilled & minimal damage reported

FERNDALE, Wash. — On Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:10am, the natural gas liquids tanker Levant collided with Petrogas Pacific’s pier located in the Cherry Point area. A Petrogas official reported there were no injuries and there was no loss of product from the vessel. 

Petrogas’ staff were not involved with the incident, but were onsite to address the situation according to the company official.

Alcoa Intalco Works also uses the pier and an Intalco official reported their employees were not involved in the incident and the aluminum smelter was operating under normal conditions.

“There have been only minimal interruptions to our operations”, said Gavin Carscallen, vice-president legal for Petrogas Pacific. He said the company was currently coordinating with the Coast Guard in its investigation of the collision. “The Levant has been repaired and has now returned to our wharf prior to embarking on its scheduled journey to Asia.”

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4 Comments

  1. Kurt Gucker Kurt Gucker December 26, 2019 at 2:31pm

    Why is the public only finding out about this now?
    11 days after the Allison with the dock, hmmm?
    The public needs to be informed of this ASAP, especially living so close to these facilities concerns me? What is the public disclosure policies here for the companies and the county, etc, etc?
    Let’s see some open transparency with these companies & government agencies regarding any and all incidents so we may stay informed ?
    Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    Kurt Gucker

    • Jim Goenen Jim Goenen December 26, 2019 at 3:39pm

      Had the incident posed a danger you would have been notified.

  2. Eileen Martin Eileen Martin December 26, 2019 at 11:01pm

    This was news the day it happen.

  3. Ron Warren Ron Warren December 27, 2019 at 9:45am

    I read it the same day it happened. The public was made aware same day . If it were a life risk they would have been knocking on your door.

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