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Japanese ship involved in Mauritius oil spill breaks apart

Cargo ship. Damaged. Taking on water.

REUTERS, AUGUST 15, 2020 (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 apart, authorities said on Saturday. The condition of the MV Wakashio was worsening early on Saturday and it split by the afternoon, the Mauritius National Crisis Committee said. …

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Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship’s oil spill

Volunteers make oil-blocking buoys from straw for replacement of existing ones that have become heavy with oil after a bulk carrier spill in Mauritius

REUTERS, AUGUST 10, 2020 NAIROBI (Reuters) – Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking from a grounded Japanese ship onto their pristine Indian Ocean beaches. The MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company and operated by Mitsui OSK Line, began oozing fuel into turquoise sea waters last …

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PHOTOS: Mauritius Declares Emergency as Ship Spills Fuel Into Pristine Waters

Ship leaking oil

PortandTerminal.com, August 8, 2020 Johannesburg, South Africa — The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel into its pristine waters. Satellite images from Friday show a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near environmental areas that the government …

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“No Proof”: Greek ship manager denies Involvement in Brazilian oil spill

The CEO of Petrobras warned the oil spills in Brazil’s northeast may be the worst environmental incident in the country’s history. PortandTerminal.com, November 3, 2019 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country’s coast has found “no proof” of the vessel conducting activities that may have …

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Brazilian Police raid Greek shipping company linked to oil spill on its beaches

November 1, 2019 by Reuters By Gram Slattery and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Brazilian police on Friday raided the offices of a Greek company as they investigate an oil tanker carrying heavy Venezuelan crude that was allegedly spilled at sea, tarring thousands of kilometers of Brazil’s coastline over the past two months. Prosecutors said they had narrowed suspects down …

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“World’s first” autonomous oil spill boat takes to the water

PortandTerminal.com, August 22, 2019 Sea Machines Robotics has successfully deployed a remote-command spill-response system onboard a skimmer boat owned by Marine Spill Response Corp. Sea Machines says it has successfully tested its autonomous technology in marine oil-spill response operations as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). The Boston-based autonomous marine tech company carried out the …

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Yemeni oil tanker ‘threatens environmental disaster four times worse than Exxon Valdez’

PortandTerminal.com, July 24, 2019 A stranded tanker loaded with oil off the coast of Yemen is threatening a massive environmental disaster in the Red Sea with experts describing the situation as a “floating bomb”. RAS ISA, YEMEN – An abandoned tanker loaded with oil is threatening a major environmental disaster near the coast of Yemen, the United Nations has said, amid expert warnings of …

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