A four-kilometer fuel spill has been reported in the Mediterranean Sea after two merchant ships crashed into each other.
Oil Spill at Sea
Bunkering is one process on ships which has been the reason for several accidents in the past. Bunkering on ship can be of fuel oil, sludge, diesel oil, cargo etc. Bunkering of fuel or diesel oil requires utmost care and alertness to prevent any kind of fire accident or oil spill.
Oil spills at sea have destroyed marine life and caused great damage both financially and environmentally. Some of the effects of these oil spills are still experienced by people of that area. We bring to you top eleven oil spills of the maritime world.
Water polluted by the Sanchi oil tanker may reach coral reefs in the Ryukyu Island chain, according to the latest ocean model simulation by scientists from the NOC.
In order to avoid marine pollution and losses of marine species due to oil spills, a prevention plan is carried on board all cruise and cargo vessels. This plan is known as SOPEP or ship oil pollution emergency plan.
The Chinese State Oceanic Administration announced that oil from the sunken tanker Sanchi may now cover an area of 332km2, much larger than previously reported.
It is indeed an indisputable fact that the discovery of oil has dramatically changed the human life. The oil dominates our daily life in several of direct and indirect ways in a variety of forms.
The IMO treaty ensuring that adequate compensation is available to persons that suffer damage caused by oil spills, when carried as fuel in ships’ bunkers, has been ratified by Myanmar.
A regional conference of countries in west, central and southern Africa has committed to continue to work at both national and regional levels to boost preparedness to deal with oil spill incidents.
The IMO-administered Regional Marine Pollution Emergency REMPEC is providing technical expertise to help clean up beaches in Greece affected by an oil spill.