CLAIMS an LNG tanker has run aground near Curtis Island are false.
CLAIMS an LNG tanker has run aground near Curtis Island are false. Contributed

LNG tanker not 'stuck in the mud'

Rumours that an LNG tanker became stuck in the mud during low tide on Thursday are completely false, according to a spokesperson from the Gladstone Harbour Masters office.

The tanker, Neo Energy, is currently moored at Curtis Island.

Several sources from Bechtel and QCLNG have confirmed the tanker has not run aground.

The following statement was released by QCLNG.

"An LNG vessel which left the Queensland Curtis LNG facility returned a short time later as a precaution after the detection of a technical issue that posed no safety risk.  

The vessel, which remained in Gladstone Harbour, was under the control of Maritime Safety Queensland pilots and tugs as per standard operating procedure. It will remain berthed while the issue is assessed. "



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