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MPA Singapore conducts multi-agency chemical spill exercise

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore organised a multi-agency joint chemical spill exercise, in order to test and demonstrate Singapore’s readiness to tackle oil and chemical spills. The exercise took place at the conclusion of the 10th International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference & Exhibition, held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2017.

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Cruise line receives largest fine for oil pollution

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US Department of Justice announced that Princess Cruise Lines was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs, in order to conceal the discharges, in Miami, Florida.

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Oil spill response weaknesses reported in Arctic

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WWF-Canada reported that major weaknesses in response preparedness mean remote Arctic communities face an almost certain environmental catastrophe in the event of an Arctic shipping oil spill. Heavy fuel oil is the standard marine fuel for large ships and also one of the world’s most polluting fuels, and the most difficult to clean up.

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Tug causes oil spill during bunkering in Alabama

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U.S. Coast Guard announced that responded to a report of a diesel fuel discharge, on the Mobile River near Mt. Vernon, Alabama, on March 30th. A Parker Towing owned tug vessel spilled between an estimated 300 to 500 gallons of diesel fuel into the water, during fueling operations, on the Mobile River.

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