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.
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The EU-funded Research and Innovation Action project “GRACE” intended for integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects, conducted a range of tests to develop better monitoring, response and impact assessment tools.
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.
Last Wednesday, November 20, the U.S. Coast Guard told local leaders that the wreck of the capsized PCTC Golden Ray may take more than a year to remove from St. Simons Sound, Georgia. In fact, during a meeting of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Cmdr. Matt Baer (USCG), who works with the Unified Command responsible for overseeing the salvage operation, said that the vessel’s position on a soft sandbank will make the effort lengthy and challenging.
The US Coast Guard responded to an oil spill near port Arthur, in Texas, caused from a collision between an offshore supply vessel and a tug vessel, near the entrance to Sabine Pass, Texas.
The Hawaii Coast Guard reported that cleanup operations are being conducted, after heavy fuel oil spilled during bunker operations between the container ship Kamokuiki and a bunker barge on November 6, in Honolulu.
Speaking to the news agency AFP, a spokeswoman for the Greek coastguard said the investigation conducted in Brazil, indicated showed that five vessels from different countries are suspects for the large oil spill, including a Greek one.
On Monday, November 4, a law enforcement team of Portland’s Coast Guard cooperated with local law enforcement officers to remove protesters of the “Portland Rising Tide” from Port of Vancouver’s Berth 9, where the activists were hanging from hammocks trying to block the freighter Patagonia, which is carrying pipe material for the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.
The US Coast Guard had to deal with three oil spill responses on Monday, October 28, in three different parts of the US, trying to save the environment and the wildlife from the fatal impacts of an oil spill.
The USCG announced that they will continue their attempts to keep the marine environment safe in the area where Golden Ray grounded, as following the improved weather conditions on-water response has resumed and lightering operations have already removed 200,000 gallons of fuel from the vessel.
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