The Greek ship Minerva Helen is no longer considered a suspect for the oil spill off Israel, following an investigation that took place by the Israeli authorities in Greece, Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry announced Sunday.
In light of the large quantities of tar balls that were washed up on the Israeli shoreline several days ago, the IMO-administered Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre (REMPEC) offers assistance within the oil spill response.
After experiencing one of its worst oil spills, Israel is investigating the source. In this attempt, local media reported that Israel is investigating a ship that is being managed by Minerva Marine, with the company however formally denying the accusation as ”unfounded and inaccurate allegation”.
Large globs of tar have washed up on Israel’s Mediterranean coastline, and are now considered one of the worst environmental disasters to hit the country.
Solomon Islands government authorities have accused a bulk carrier of deliberately dumping about 1,000 tonnes of oil into the sea off their coast, just two years after the state confronted a major environmental pollution in its waters.
Appearing in court on Tuesday, the Captain of the ill-fated MV Wakshio, which ran aground and split in two causing a major oil spill off Mauritius less than seven months ago, confirmed that he navigated the vessel closer to the shore to look for internet connection for the crew.
A ship that caused an oil spill on February 12 will be detained in Gibraltar waters, until Gibraltar can recover the costs of a clean-up operation.
Almost seven months after the Japanese capsize bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground in an environmentally sensitive area off Mauritius, several scenarios as to what led to the incident have come to the surface, but an official cause of the accident is yet to be determined.
Amid a growing debate on the causes of the Wakashio grounding, British satellite analytics company Geollect, has made new revelations about the final journey of the Japanese bulk carrier, six months after it caused a large oil spill off Mauritius.
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