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Husky Energy to replace connector after 2018 offshore oil spill

Oil company Husky Energy is planning to install a replacement flowline connector at the White Rose Field. This comes after the 250.000-liter oil spill in the Atlantic, which took place on November 2018, due to a flawed flowline connector. The company would use the DOF’s Skandi Vinland vessel to replace the flawed flowline connector.

US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea

The US Department of Justice announced that Navimax Corporation was fined with $2,000,000 by a federal district court for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstructing a Coast Guard investigation. Namely, the company discharged oily waste at sea.

USCG continues to respond to the oil discharge in Louisiana

The U. S. Coast Guard continues to respond to a well discharging a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur, Louisiana. The U.S. Coast Guard, Hilcorp Energy Co. and the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office have established a Unified Command to properly respond to the situation.

A subsea flowline separation the cause of SeaRose FPSO oil spill

It has been confirmed by the operating company, Husky Energy, that a separated subsea flow line connection has caused the oil spill in Newfoundland, Canada and operations at the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading vessel will remain suspended after the extreme weather late last week. The current estimate of volume spilled remains at 250,000 litres or 1,570 barrels.

Northern Bering sea and Bering Strait threatened by increasing ship waste

The northern Bering Sea and Bering Strait region has been an ecological, cultural, and economic center for Yup’ik, Cup’ik, St. Lawrence Island Yupik, and Inupiaq peoples for millennia. Yet, recently, a combination of factors, including less sea ice and more trade and resource development, has resulted to an increased vessel traffic in the region led by huge cargo vessels, tugs, and research vessels, and is expected to continue growing.

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