Gulf of Mexico’s 14-Year Oil Leak Finally Contained

A team of contractors has finally contained an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has been spewing from the site of a damaged platform for more than 14 years. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Thursday that teams successfully deployed a subsea system that is able to contain and collect oil being discharged from the site of a toppled platform approximately 11 miles south of … [Read more...]

Authorities Put Dublin Express HFO Spill at 100,000 Gallons

Authorities estimate that up to 100,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil was released from the containership Dublin Express during its transit along the East Coast to New York and in the Arthur Kill. The oil spill was first reported to Coast Guard Sector New York on March 28 near the Goethals Bridge in Arthur Kill waterway in Staten Island, New York. Its source was confirmed as a … [Read more...]

French Authorities Try to Stem Slick from Sunken Ship

PARIS, March 14 (Reuters) - French authorities battled on Thursday to contain an oil slick after the Italian Grande America ship capsized in the Atlantic this week. The Grimaldi Lines container ship capsized and sank on Tuesday, after catching fire while sailing from Hamburg to Casablanca. Britain's Royal Navy frigate Argyll rescued all 27 crew members from the water. The … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard to Tackle 14-Year-Old Oil Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard has partially assumed federal control over the operation to contain an oil dishcarge from the site of MC20 platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that has likely been leaking since the platform toppled back in 2004. The platform, owned by Taylor Energy, LLC, was located in Mississippi Canyon Block 20, approximately 11 miles south of the mouth of the … [Read more...]