Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Thursday, September 10, 2020
IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts
by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Watch An IMO ‘Expert’ Give Mauritius The Worst Advice Ever
by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week Forbes contributor Nishan Degnarain, continued his penetrating coverage of the Wakashio oil spill by questioning statements made by the IMO’s top adviser, Matthew Sommerville,...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Wakashio Deviated From Shipping Lane Before Mauritius Grounding
by Aaron Sheldrick (Reuters) – MV Wakashio, the Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilled oil over pristine waters, diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Mauritius Jails Wakashio Captain Under Piracy And Violence Act
Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, master of the MV Wakashio bulk carrier that ran aground on a coral reef, causing a large oil spill, was arrested and jailed by a...
Nagashiki Shipping Apologizes For Wakashio Oil Spill
by Yuka Obayashi (Reuters) – Japan’s, the owner of a bulk carrier that ran aground in Mauritius, causing an oil spill in one of the world’s most pristine environments, said Wednesday...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Wakashio Breaks Apart With 166 Tons Of Fuel Oil Still Aboard
by Omar Mohammed (Reuters) – A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken...
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Hull Cracks & Oil Spills From El Faro’s 46 Year Old Sister Ship
Thursday morning, shortly after mooring in Oakland, the hull of the 1,727 TEU Matson containership S/S Matsonia cracked spilling heavy fuel oil into San Francisco Bay. The vessel was built in...
Friday, February 2, 2018
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Harvey Spilled 22,000 Barrels of Oil and Chemicals, Says Coast Guard
by Emily Flitter (Reuters) – More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of...
Saturday, August 20, 2016
US Jury Acquits Lawyer Accused Of Fraud In Deepwater Horizon Case
By Jonathan Stempel Reuters) A prominent Texas lawyer was acquitted on Thursday of charges he made up thousands of fake clients to sue BP Plc for damages that the oil...
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Deepwater Horizon Well Site Leader Pleads Guilty – Manslaughter Charges Dropped
Federal prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against BP’s two top employees on the Transocean oil rig Deepwater Horizon that blew up in 2010, the latest setback for investigators probing the largest...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Anadarko Ordered To Pay $159.5 Million For Deepwater Horizon Spill
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was ordered to pay almost $160 million for its role as part-owner of the doomed Gulf of Mexico well that in 2010 caused the biggest offshore oil...
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Possible Criminal Charges In California Oil Spill
BY TIM REID [contextly_sidebar id=”yJq4yctHPJVrEXwzB4yvXnoYmzyRrPA9″](Reuters)Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the Santa Barbra oil spill in California for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of...
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Santa Barbara – Spill May Hamper Big California Oil Projects
by Rory Carroll [contextly_sidebar id=”QWF15ijZkaKlgIo1hM08QgRAYs7Ffy18″]May 22, San Francisco (Reuters) Hundreds of barrels of oil that gushed from a ruptured coastal pipeline in scenic California this week could stiffen opposition to...
Friday, February 27, 2015
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Spills Fuel Into San Francisco Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf
The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continued Sunday to respond to a fuel oil spill from the SS Jeremiah O'Brien near Pier 45 at Fishman's Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
What Happened to the Ship Exxon Valdez After The Big Spill?
by Gary Shigenaka (NOAA) – A popular myth exists that it is bad luck to rename a boat. It is unclear whether this applies to “boats” as big as a...
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