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Oil Spill

Marine Pollution Incidents including oil spills, pollution and other types of potential environmental damage.


Sunday, September 5, 2021
Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, in Grand Isle, Louisiana, U.S. August 31, 2021.
Oil Spill

Miles-Long Gulf Oil Spill Investigated by Coast Guard

By Ari Natter (Bloomberg) –Federal authorities are responding to a 14-mile long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of

September 5, 2021
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Saturday, September 4, 2021
A miles long black slick floating in the Gulf of Mexico near Enterprise Offshore Drilling Rig. Photos via NOAA
Oil Spill

Divers To Locate Source Of Reported Oil Spill in Gulf

by Andrea Shalal (Reuters) A private dive team will try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Marchand area of the Gulf of Mexico

September 4, 2021
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Friday, September 3, 2021
Fuel leaks from a capsized boat
Oil Spill

Ida Leaves Toxic Chemicals, Oil Spills, And Sewage Swirling In Her Wake

By Ari Natter (Bloomberg) Exxon Mobil released sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide at its Baton Rouge refinery as Hurricane Ida churned ashore. A broken

September 3, 2021
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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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Oil Spill

Syrian Oil Spill From Baniyas Power Plant Spreads Into Mediterranean

(Reuters)–A massive fuel oil leak occurred last week from a power plant in Baniyas, located on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, according to naval tracking

September 1, 2021
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Saturday, August 14, 2021
MINERVA_SYMPHONY Tanker Black Sea
Oil Spill

Russia Opens Criminal Investigation Over Black Sea Tanker Spill

by Gleb Stolyarov (Reuters) Russian investigators were conducting searches at the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) after last Saturday’s oil spill near

August 14, 2021
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Friday, July 2, 2021
Oil Spill Golden Ray
Oil Spill

More Oil Spills From Golden Ray Salvage

For almost two years residents of Brunswick Georgia have enjoyed court-side seats to one of the most botched salvage operations in recent memory. With a simple

July 2, 2021
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Containerships at Qingdao port, China
Oil Spill

Oil Clean-up Continues Off China’s Qingdao Port

by Shivani Singh (Reuters) – Clean-up work continued on Wednesday near the Chinese port city of Qingdao, a day after a yet-to-be determined quantity of

April 28, 2021
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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

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

September 9, 2020
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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,

August 21, 2020
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Mauritius To Scuttle MV Wakashio
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

August 21, 2020
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wakashio-tanker-captain
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

August 19, 2020
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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

August 19, 2020
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Monday, August 17, 2020
Wakashio Breaks Apart With 166 Tons Of Fuel Oil Still Aboard
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

August 17, 2020
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Sunday, February 24, 2019
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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

February 24, 2019
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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

February 2, 2018
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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,

September 16, 2017
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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

August 20, 2016
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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

December 3, 2015
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Offshore

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

December 1, 2015
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