Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wakashio ship sinking
Accidents

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...

September 10, 2020
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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Oil Spill

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,...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 296

Friday, August 21, 2020
Wakashio ship sinking
Oil Spill

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...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 170

Oil Spill

Mauritius To Scuttle MV Wakashio

by George Obulutsa (Reuters) – Mauritius said on Thursday it had started to scuttle the Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off its shores and spilled oil over pristine waters...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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Oil Spill

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...

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 114

MV Wakashio oil spill aerial photo
Oil Spill

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...

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 42

Monday, August 17, 2020
Oil Spill

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...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 27

Sunday, February 24, 2019
Matson Matsonia
Blog

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...

February 24, 2019
Total Views: 50

Friday, February 2, 2018
Sanchi Oil Spill East China Sea
Oil Spill

Sanchi Oil Spill Drifts Toward Japan

by Osamu Tsukimori (Reuters) – Clumps of oil have washed up on the shores of southern Japan and there are fears they may be leaking from an Iranian crude tanker...

February 2, 2018
Total Views: 3

Saturday, September 16, 2017
oil-spill-cleanup
Environment

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...

September 16, 2017
Total Views: 22

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Smoke billows from a controlled burn of spilled oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico coast line
Fire Incidents

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...

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Donald Vidrine, BP Well Site Leader Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig
Oil Spill

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...

December 3, 2015
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
anadarko deepwater millenium transocean mozambique well test
Offshore News

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...

December 1, 2015
Total Views: 8

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Oil Spill

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...

May 24, 2015
Total Views: 2

Saturday, May 23, 2015
News

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...

May 23, 2015
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Friday, February 27, 2015
Oil Spill

History’s 10 Most Famous Oil Spills

[contextly_sidebar id=”5GVXqgNlEi8QHDtIGThHHMGcbhQb0Tlg”]Have you ever been curious about history of oil spills? Or wonder what was the most famous or the largest oil spill in history? Do you know all the facts...

February 27, 2015
Total Views: 107

Sunday, September 21, 2014
News

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.

September 21, 2014
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
crude oil spill thailand
Incidents

Oil Tanker Sinks in Gulf of Thailand

An oil tanker carrying upwards of 60,000 liters of oil sludge sank in the Gulf of Thailand today according to the Thai News Agency. Surachai Burapanontachai, Director of the 3rd Region...

April 9, 2014
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
EXXON Valdez In Shipyard After Spill
Interesting

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...

April 8, 2014
Total Views: 603

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Incidents

Coast Guard Slowly Reopens Houston Ship Channel – Update

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was preparing for the possible reopening on Tuesday of the Houston Ship Channel, which has been shut for three days after an oil spill.

March 25, 2014
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