A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami, which was published at Science Advances, revealed that the oil spread from the famous Deepwater Horizon oil spill was expanded in many more areas than what was shown in satellite data.
A vessel operating company has been fined by the US Department of Justice to pay the amount of $1,750,000 and serve a 4-year term of probation for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express, a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
The Unified Command (UC) for the St. Simons Sound Incident Response and assisting organizations are collaborating in finalizing plans for the construction of an environmental protection barrier (EPB) to be built around ‘Golden Ray’.
Fire broke out on the wreck of the ro-ro Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound on January 19. When the fire started contractors were contacting welding operations inside the ship. Luckily, the fire was contained within the hull and was quickly put out by the contractor’s fireboat.
The US Department of Justice issued a statement reporting of Sea Harvest Inc., operator of “Enterprise” and “Pacific Capes” fishing vessels and the vessels’ owner are sentenced to pay $1 million for discharging oily bilge water from the vessels’ engine rooms.
Notably, salvors have finished removing all the fuel from the tanks accessible on the capsized car carrier Golden Ray. It is said that more than 320,000 gallons of oil and water mixture were removed, while the St. Simons Sound Unified Command is still carrying out a forensic investigation in order to establish an accurate measure of the fuel onboard at the time of the incident and the amount discharged into the environment.
Over the last five policy years, 2014 to 2018, 18% of all pollution incidents handled by Gard Club claims teams have been caused by bunker spills, with an average cost per incident in excess of USD 100,000. But what is the cause of these incidents?
The Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) confirmed the large oil spill off Kharg Island, which accommodates Iran’s largest offshore oil field and main export loading terminals. The rig might belong to the Abouzar offshore oil field, a large reservoir first developed in the 1970s.
The “Tanker Voyager I” which was amongst the suspected vessels of Brazil’s oil spill is alleged to have been in India at the time of the incident, according to the company’s statement.
On Sunday, November 24, 30 people boarded the the Bahamas-flagged offshore support vessel, Skandi Atlantic, while it was preparing to leave the Port of Timaru in New Zealand in order to meet a drilling rig commissioned by OMV, with the aims to stop it from assisting OMV’s oil rig.
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