Indian Coast Guard

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Indian Coast Guard Observes Sunken Foreign Ship For Potential Oil Spill: Karnataka

Indian Coast Guard has deployed six vessels and two airplanes to combat marine pollution in the event of an oil spill from the sunken foreign ship, MV Princess Miral. The ship was carrying 220 tonnes of fuel on board. On June 21, a foreign-flagged commerce vessel went aground off Ullal, near Mangaluru, and was on the point of sinking. The… read-more

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 - 05:28 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Karnataka, Oil Spill, Indian Coast Guard, sunken foreign ship, submerge

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

Traffic In Mumbai-Pune Expressway

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Oil Spill Disrupts Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Causes Immobility

In Mumbai-Pune expressway, a speeding tanker overturned which resulted in an oil spill on March 26. Due to which, the highway traffic was disrupted, causing immobility. Reportedly, a truck that went over the oil skidded. The incident occurred in the Mumbai-Pune six-lane expressway at around 5:30 am, reported, PTI. "A 30km patch of the expressway is affected due to the incident," said a police official.

Sat, 26 Mar 2022 - 12:31 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Oil Spill, Mumbai, Pune, Maharashtra , Expressway

Booms, Skimmers Used For Cleanup

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Massive Oil Spill In Southern California; Booms, Skimmers Used For Cleanup

Skimmers and floating barriers known as booms were used to control an oil spill off the coast of Orange County, California on October 3. A total of 126,000 gallons (572,807 litres) of oil had spilled into the water. Experts are still attempting to figure out what caused the leak off the coast of Orange County, but Amplify Energy said on October 3 that it had halted the flow of oil.

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 09:56 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: skimmers, floating barriers, Oil Spill, California

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representative image of Oil-spill in Ocean

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Indian Scientists develop Eco-friendly Method To Tackle Oil Spill

National Institute of Ocean Technology has come up with an eco-friendly mechanism to fight oil-spills in seas and oceans. Scientists devised a crude-oil bioremediation technology, which uses a group of marine-microbes wheat bran inactivated on agro-residue bacterial cells. Reportedly, the hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria uses petroleum products as its energy source. The study further found immobilized bacteria had a more efficient oil-degrading… read-more

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 08:03 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Oil Spill, Water pollution, Ship-wreck, microbes, hydrocarbons, National Institute of Ocean Technology

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Dead dolphin washed up to a shore in Mauritius

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Atleast 38 Dolphins Carcasses Found on Mauritius Beach After the Oil Spill

Atleast 38 dolphins have died till August 28 on the island of Mauritius near the oil spill site. The spill was caused by a Japanese ship, MV Wakashio, that hit a coral reef on July 25, and started leaking oil after a week. A government official from the Fisheries Ministry, Jasvin Sok Appadu, said, "I can confirm we have so far found the carcasses of 38 dolphins."

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 07:27 PM / by Kajol Pravina

Tags: Mauritius, Oil Spill, Japanese Ship, Dolphin carcass

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Japanese Ship

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1000 Tons of Oil Leaked Into Indian Ocean; Experts Fear Ecological Crisis

The Japanese carrier which ran onto a coral reef off Mauritius on July 25, is feared to have set-off a major ecological crisis. At least 1000 tons of oil is said to have been leaked into the Indian Ocean. Reportedly, the carrier had passed through the annual inspection in Japan. "The ship has now stopped leaking oil, but the nation must brace itself for worst case scenario," said Mauritius PM.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 - 02:48 AM / by Antara Paul

Tags: Japan, Mauritius, Oil Spill, Coral Reefs

Courtesy: The Indian Express