Oil spill is discharge of oil into the sea by the ship due to the accidents caused by human error or natural calamity.
Oil Spill at Sea
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
Oil spill cleanup is very important as the oil spilled over is dangerous for marine ecosystem.Methods for cleaning up oil spills includes skimming, booms etc.
A purifier room is one of the most probable places in the engine room of the ship to catch fire. Find out more about the purifier room fire in the article inside.
Leaking vacuum relief valve located at the top of one of the loading arms leads to small oil spill. Find out more about the incident inside the article.