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
Tags: Karnataka, Oil Spill, Indian Coast Guard, sunken foreign ship, submerge
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
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.
Tags: Oil Spill, Mumbai, Pune, Maharashtra , Expressway
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
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.
Tags: skimmers, floating barriers, Oil Spill, California
Courtesy: The Indian Express
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
Tags: Oil Spill, Water pollution, Ship-wreck, microbes, hydrocarbons, National Institute of Ocean Technology
Courtesy: Down To Earth
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."
Tags: Mauritius, Oil Spill, Japanese Ship, Dolphin carcass
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.
Tags: Japan, Mauritius, Oil Spill, Coral Reefs
Courtesy: The Indian Express