France and Italy begin cleanup for Mediterranean fuel spill after the collision between RoRo Ulysse and CLS Virginia (Video)

France and Italy begin cleanup for Mediterranean fuel spill after the collision between RoRo Ulysse and CLS Virginia (Video)

French and Italian maritime authorities have begun cleaning up a fuel spill that has spread 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) in the Mediterranean Sea after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica. Collision …
Oct 9, 2018 /  Accidents
Oil Spill Reported at Port Arthur after Accident Involving ARC RoRo

Oil Spill Reported at Port Arthur after Accident Involving ARC RoRo

An oil spill has been reported following an accident between U.S.-flagged RoRo vessel Endurance and Savage Pathfinder, a towing vessel,  at Dock 4 near Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday evening, August 29. The United …
Aug 31, 2018 /  All
Port Authority of Rotterdam to replace slopes

Port Authority of Rotterdam to replace slopes

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is to replace a section of the slopes stretching over more than 9 kilometres that have been contaminated by the Bow Jubail oil spill. The Port Authority announced earlier that the damage …
Aug 10, 2018 /  Curious
Fleet Cleaner aids with oil spill cleaning

Fleet Cleaner aids with oil spill cleaning

After the recent oil spill disaster of the Bow Jubail in the Port of Rotterdam, Fleet Cleaner has stepped up to help the authorities with cleaning ship’s hulls which were fouled by the heavy fuel oil, in order to …
Aug 1, 2018 /  Curious
Odfjell’s tanker Bow Jubail collides with jetty in the Port of Rotterdam; 217 tons of heavy fuel oil (Video)

Odfjell’s tanker Bow Jubail collides with jetty in the Port of Rotterdam; 217 tons of heavy fuel oil (Video)

On her way to the assigned berth for loading, the Odfjell’s tanker Bow Jubail made contact with the jetty at the LBC Tank Terminal in Rotterdam (on the Oude Maasweg in Botlek, Rotterdam) and accidentally …
Jun 25, 2018 /  Accidents
Indonesia declares state of emergency around a port on Borneo island after oil spill (Video)

Indonesia declares state of emergency around a port on Borneo island after oil spill (Video)

Indonesia has declared a state of emergency around a port on Borneo island, officials said on Tuesday, after a large oil spill and fire killed four people at the weekend. Disaster mitigation officials were able to …
Apr 3, 2018 /  Accidents
Update: Explosion on Iranian oil tanker Sanchi forces rescue team to retreat

Update: Explosion on Iranian oil tanker Sanchi forces rescue team to retreat

Rescue crews were forced to retreat from a stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea on Wednesday following an explosion on the ship as a fire raged for a fourth day after a dramatic collision. The blast …
Jan 11, 2018 /  Accidents
Oil spill response workshop held in Senegal

Oil spill response workshop held in Senegal

The use of oil spill dispersants, which can be used to break down an oil slick into smaller droplets as part of response efforts, is the subject of a workshop taking place in Dakar, Senegal (17-20 July). IMO says, …
Jul 21, 2017 /  Curious
Major National Oil Spill Exercise Hosted By Port Of Dover

Major National Oil Spill Exercise Hosted By Port Of Dover

Oil spill specialists will be heading for the Dover seafront this month to test their anti-pollution kit and trial their latest emergency procedures as part of a national contingency exercise. The experts - from …
Nov 10, 2016 /  Curious
MPA to Test New Procedure for Oil Spill Clean Ups in Multi-Agency Joint Oil Spill Exercise - JOSE 2016

MPA to Test New Procedure for Oil Spill Clean Ups in Multi-Agency Joint Oil Spill Exercise - JOSE 2016

The multi-agency joint oil spill exercise was conducted today as part of an on-going effort to ensure our ports remain safe, secure and clean for the international shipping community. Code-named JOSE 2016, the exercise …
Oct 7, 2016 /  Curious