After the collision of the ferry ‘Ulysse’ with the container ship ‘CSL Virginia’ oil had spilled along the Corsica, in France’s Riviera. Now, reports mention that thick oil has been washed up along the beaches, which volunteers try to get rid of with shovels and sacks.
US Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the dredge ‘Susan Crosby’ that during a fuel transfer the vessel’s tank overflowed and released an estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel, at the Houston Ship Channel, near Buffalo Bayou, Wednesday.
Shortly after the Dutch foundation The Ocean Cleanup announced that its System is appropriate to conduct a cleanup operation in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the team has now arrived at the scene aboard the ‘Maersk Launcher’ to tackle the world’s largest accumulation of ocean plastics.
An estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the marine environment, after the 145-foot offshore supply vessel ‘Candy Store’ ran aground north of Monkey Island, near Cameron, Louisiana, late Sunday night. USCG personnel conducted an on-scene investigation after the incident.
Petroleum Geo-Services launched a concept for collecting plastics at sea using seismic vessels. This project involves a single seismic vessel towing a boom and skirt arrangement with a bubble curtain that lifts plastic. The pilot will be carried out offshore, over a period of about two months in either the Atlantic or the Caribbean.
Under its Oceans Protection Plan, Canada announced an investment of $19.5 million to construct four double-hulled barges that will deliver fuel safely to Northern communities and also opened the Hay River Training Facility, which will provide marine safety training to Northern communities.
The oil dispersant that was used to clean up the oil after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had likely toxic effects for oysters, according to Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Connecticut. The team compared the low levels of toxicity of oil, the dispersant and a mixture of the two.
ICS published a new edition of its ‘Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans as Required by MARPOL Annex V’. This edition aims to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements of the IMO regulation regarding treatment and disposal of garbage from ships.
The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalise the text of the new law. ESPO welcomed particularly the proposal to strengthen the ‘polluter pays’ principle.
After the container ship ‘CSL Virginia’ collided with the ferry ‘Ulysse’, the container ship’s hull was ruptured. As a result, a bunker spill of around 4 kilometres has been reported off Corsica. Italy and Monaco are assisting France in the clean up operation. The collision took place on Sunday, October 7.
- Women in shipping
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- Ship Recycling
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