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COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD This screen grab from a video shows the faulty pipe during a dive survey Tuesday of the molasses spill site. Matson officials say the pipe had not been used for years
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM deputy director OF department of transportation’s harbors division
“We had a breakdown in our procedures and practices; that’s what we need to work on and improve on,” said Randy Grune, Deputy Director of Department of Transportation’s Harbors Division.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM “(On) both occasions we did not observe any molasses dripping from the pipe nor any molasses in the surrounding area,” said Matson’s senior vice president for Pacific Operations Vic Angoco.