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Tag Archives: Mauritius oil spill

Oil Storage Tanker Threatening To Sink Off Venezuela

Oil tanker

PortandTerminal.com, September 1, 2020 A Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) tanker off the coast of Venezuela is taking on water and threatening to sink, according to Eudis Girot, the head of the Unitary Federation of Petroleum Workers of Venezuela (FUTPV). In a social media post Sunday, Girot warned that the FSO Nabarima has about 1.3 million barrels of crude oil on board. She …

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Dramatic Photos Show Wakashio’s Bow Being Scuttled

final photos as the bow of Panama-flagged, Japanese-owned MV Wakashio can be seen rising several meters high in the air over the blue waters

PortandTerminal.com, August 25, 2020 The Government of Mauritius revealed that the operation to deliberately sink the forward section of the Wakashio was finally completed on 24 August. Rough weather conditions had delayed earlier attempts to scuttle the ship’s bow. Photos released overnight show the dramatic final moments of the forward section of the oil spill vessel, The Wakashio. 24 August 2020: dramatic final …

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Devastating Spill a Very Serious Problem for Oil

Cargo ship broken in two.

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 24, 2020 “This latest accident is another loud call for a shift to less polluting ship fuels.” By Julian Lee (Bloomberg Opinion) –Don’t dismiss the leak of oil from the MV Wakashio that ran aground last month on a reef off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius so quickly. The volume lost may seem tiny, but its location, mixed with …

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Mauritius Oil Spill Latest Developments: MV Wakashio Captain Arrested

Bow of ship being towed. Stern seen behind it broken off.

PortandTerminal.com, August 18, 2020 The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef, Pointe d’Esny, on 25 July while carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel oil, causing an ecological emergency. LONDON – BBC is reporting that the Captain of the MV Wakashio has been arrested. Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, a 58-year-old Indian man, has been charged with endangering safe navigation, police said. …

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