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Hibernia allowed to resume operations after second spill

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has approved Hibernia Management and Development Company’s (HMDC’s) plan to continue drilling and production at the Hibernia platform, subject to conditions, after the suspension of operations following a second spill on August 17, 2019.

Sanchi: The world’s worst oil tanker disaster in decades

As part of its “Learn from the past” series, SAFETY4SEA is focusing today on the Sanchi disaster, which claims the world’s worst oil tanker disaster in decades, less than two years after it collided with ‘CF Crystal’ on East China Sea and took lives of 32 people while causing a vast oil pollution.

Oil leak observed from capsized Golden Ray

Authorities continue to refine a salvage plan for the grounded car carrier Golden Ray in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, as a small oil leak has been observed in the shoreline, according to the latest update from the Unified Command.

Indonesian activists call Pentamina to provide info of the oil spill

Greenpeace Indonesia accuses Pentamina, state-owned oil major, that an oil spill from an oil well off West Java has polluted miles of beachfront and has disrupted traditional fisheries and calls the oil company to provide more information about the oil spill response and the safety measures taken on the nearby offshore facilities.

Equinor continues oil spill recovery in its Bahamas terminal

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor is progressing oil spill recovery at the South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, after the impact of Hurricane Dorian. An onshore team has started to recover oil and move it into tank storage.

Clean up underway for oil spill near New Orleans

The US Coast Guard and partners are working to contain an oil spill on the Mississippi River. The oil spill was reported Wednesday between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has been deployed so far to contain the sheen.

Equinor’s terminal damaged by Hurricane Dorian, crew safe

Equinor released a statement informing that its oil storage terminal in the Bahamas has been damaged by the Hurricane Dorian that hit the area. According to the statement, all crew had already evacuated the terminal and are safe.

Lifeboat from missing bulk carrier found off Indonesia

Search and rescue teams have discovered signs of the missing bulk carrier ‘Nur Allya’, almost two weeks after the ship disappeared off eastern Indonesia, along wits its 25 crew. Local media report that a lifeboat belonging to the ship has been found, while an oil sheen has been discovered in the area. 

EMSA, JACO cooperate to identify possible pollutions

In cooperation with the Joint Arctic Command (JACO), EMSA plans and orders satellite imagery to meet service coverage requirements. After image acquisition trained operators analyze the images with supporting information, like vessel position data, to identify possible pollutions. After assessing the images, the operators also determine the possibility of the presence of oil on the sea surface, and to help in identifying the source of the pollution.

Petrobras informs of oil leak from refinery

Petrobras informed that on 26th of August, it detected a leakage of about 5 cubic meters of oily waste in the industrial waste treatment plant of the Abreu e Lima Refinery (Rnest). This comes after 1.2 cubic meter of residual oil leaked from the FPSO ‘Cidade do Rio de Janeiro’, at the Espadarte field in Brazil, during the weekend.


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