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: 31

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Maritime News

Sea Machines and MARAD to Demonstrate Autonomous Tech in Oil-Spill Response Operations

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics says it has entered into cooperative agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration to test the use of autonomous technology in marine oil-spill response operations. Under the...

July 24, 2019
Total Views: 7

Friday, February 2, 2018
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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

Monday, January 29, 2018
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Environment

China To Invest In Offshore Oil Spill Research

by Chen Aizhu (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Transport is planning to establish a laboratory specializing in treating oil spills at sea, the first of its kind in the country,...

January 29, 2018
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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News

Canada is Not Ready To Handle a Major Spill, “Numerous Shortcomings” Found

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Canada’s offshore petroleum boards are not equipped to cope with a major spill, the country’s environmental watchdog warned on Tuesday in a...

February 5, 2013
Total Views: 1

Monday, February 4, 2013
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News

Environmentalists Say Arctic Nations’ Oil Spill Plans are Too Vague and Little Practical Value

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Plans by Arctic nations to start cooperating over oil spills are vague and fail to define corporate liability for any...

February 4, 2013
Total Views: 1

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Blog

Is The USCG Ready for an Arctic Oil Spill? [INTERVIEW]

The US Coast Guard recently issued a press release commending participants on the success of last week’s oil spill recovery equipment exercise off the coast of Barrow, Alaska. The three-day joint operation was the...

August 9, 2012
Total Views: 3

Offshore News

Students Develop Concept Arctic Spill Response System

DNV’s summer students this week presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work to develop a realistic and suitable concept for a year-round Arctic oil spill response...

August 9, 2012
Total Views: 0

Sunday, April 29, 2012
Maritime News

DNV Gains Arctic Oil Spill Response Expertise with Latest Acquisition

The Arctic has large oil and gas resources and operations in this sensitive and harsh area will require efficient oil-spill preparedness solutions. “The acquisition of Norwegian Petro Services (NPS) in Norway and...

April 29, 2012
Total Views: 1

Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Blog

In Case of Offshore Oil Drilling in Cuba and the Bahamas

By Doug Helton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) For the past year, we at NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard have been studying the possible threats that new offshore oil...

April 28, 2012
Total Views: 7

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Offshore News

MSRC Completes Gulf of Mexico Expansion

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) says it has completed its Gulf of Mexico expansion program, known as Deep Blue, and is now fully prepared to respond to an oil...

March 4, 2012
Total Views: 11

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Offshore News

SEACOR Sells Environmental Businesses

SEACOR Holdings announced today that it will be selling off a portion of its environmental business to J.F. Lehman & Company, a private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace...

February 9, 2012
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Blog

Ship Photos of The Week: Recovering Spilled Oil from Icy Waters

This weeks ship photos are from a joint exercise currently being conducted by the USCG and other environmental response agencies that is aimed at testing new techniques for recovering spilled...

January 25, 2012
Total Views: 1