Over the last five decades, the frequency of oil spills from tankers has continued to decrease. The average number of spills of 7 tonnes or more in the 1970s was about 79 per year and has now decreased by over 90 percent to a low of six.
Oil Spill at Sea
Affidavit describes evidence of alleged illegal dumping approximately three nautical miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge
As a part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation MARAD, Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announces that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous systems in action on board a Kvichak Marco skimmer boat.
Oil spill is discharge of oil into the sea by the ship due to the accidents caused by human error or natural calamity.
MODEC informed PETROBRAS that, after inspection at the external tanks, cracks were identified at the hull of FPSO Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, at the Espadarte field, in the Campos Basin, 130 km off the coast of Brazil.
Oil spills have been in news recently because of several reasons. This has made the rules related to oil spill even more stricter. In this article we will learn how to fight oil spill on ship.
The Double Inverted Funnel for Intervention on Shipwrecks (DIFIS) is a system to fight oil spills from shipwrecks to prevent damage to marine ecosystem. The technology is developed by the MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and is based on the directives provided by the European Union.
The ABT Summer was a Liberian registered oil cargo vessel, which caused an oil spill after a detonation rocked the ship and sunk it, leading to an oil spill disaster. Find out more about the ABT Summer Oil Spill Incident inside the article.
The Rigid Sweeping Arm System is a mechanical oil containment system developed by Koseq. The concept which took almost 30 years in the making is now a promising reality to fight against oil spills. Report an Error