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Oil Spills

Chennai spill enquiry launched as minister claims it was 'human error'
06 Feb 2017 14:25 GMT
Directorate General of Shipping to look into the factors that caused the incident.

Debris team finds bunker bottles: AMSA investigates
23 Jan 2017 06:47 GMT
Master and chief engineer said to be unable to explain how samples made their way overboard.

Izmit Bay: letters of protest after fuel oil spill
20 Jan 2017 12:38 GMT
Vessel operators submit letters of protest concerning vessel cleaning and delays.

Boxship spill: two fuel patches spotted
05 Jan 2017 06:14 GMT
Skimmers and booms placed off Pulau Ubin and Nenas Channel to contain spilled fuel.

Boxship collision causes 300-tonne bunker spill off Johor
04 Jan 2017 15:26 GMT
APL Denver is said to have suffered damage to one of its bunker tanks.

Shipowners urged to renew Danish bunker certificate
22 Dec 2016 08:46 GMT
Bunker certificates typically expire on 20th February.

Coalition calls for Arctic HFO ban following 'crucial' IMO decision
31 Oct 2016 09:27 GMT
Clean Arctic Alliance calls for concrete proposals to be brought forward in time for the next MEPC meeting in May.

Shipping firms fined $1.3m for dumping oily waste and cover-up
24 Oct 2016 09:50 GMT
Oily waste discharged on voyage to Seattle; false log books given to Coast Guard inspectors.

Bunker issues top the agenda at MEPC 70
21 Oct 2016 08:08 GMT
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meets in London.

Coalition calls for HFO ban in Arctic waters
19 Oct 2016 08:14 GMT
LNG and distillate fuels are 'a step in the right direction', say NGOs.

Bunker tanker collides with cargo vessel in Tokyo Bay: source
10 Oct 2016 07:35 GMT
Both vessels are said to have suffered breaches during the incident near Kawasaki port.

10,000-tonne oil spill simulated in Singapore
07 Oct 2016 08:49 GMT
Oil pollution exercise held in conjunction with SIBCON 2016 event.

Kirby fined $4.9m for Houston bunker spill
29 Sep 2016 10:03 GMT
Company has also committed to improving its operations via a number of remedial measures.

D'Amico officers admit oil pollution cover up
24 Aug 2016 12:26 GMT
Engineering officers are to be sentenced in November.

Startup develops sponge-forming solution that absorbs oil
08 Aug 2016 07:41 GMT
Liquid polyurethane solution is said to bind with oil, forming a 'sponge' that absorbs oil but not water.

Supergelators hold key to more effective oil spill clean-up
30 Jun 2016 11:40 GMT
Supergelator molecules entangle the oil molecules into clumps that can be easily skimmed off the water's surface.

Grounded bulker MV Benita debunkering update
27 Jun 2016 00:01 GMT
Fuel is being pumped into one of the holding tanks onboard the ship and transported to the shore by helicopter.

Seattle court convicts shipping firms of dumping oily waste
23 Jun 2016 13:17 GMT
Ship owner, operator, and chief and second engineers are all found guilty.

Union blames Houston collision on fuel switch
22 Jun 2016 18:07 GMT
Pilots association contends that the Conti Peridot unexpectedly lost power due to the fuel change.

Fuel oil spill in Vladivostok
21 Jun 2016 10:27 GMT
Oil has spread over a large area of Golden Horn Bay.





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