GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

7 Mar 2018
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

7 Mar 2018
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Arctic

The HFO danger for the Arctic

hfo in arctic

An infographic published by Clean Arctic Alliance addresses the matter of heavy fuel oil. HFO one of the most hazardous materials as it increases the impact of oil spills and produces harmful air and climate pollutants.

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Arctic oil spills: Cost assessment

arctic oil spills

The Clean Arctic Alliance has issued an infographic illustrating the real costs of HFO spills, identified as the major risk posed by Arctic shipping to the local environment, wildlife and communities. Heavy Fuel Oil is the highly viscous, residual product of crude oil refining, extremely toxic and slow to degrade.

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Oil tanker gets stuck in Arctic ice

tanker stuck in ice

On October 30, the tanker "Chukotka plus", owned by Chukotka Trading Company, entered the water area of ​​the Northern Sea Route. Before entering into the Sannikov Strait, the vessel was caught in ice, thus it stopped moving. Subsequently, after the ice drift, the tanker sailed to shallows.

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HFO in Arctic: Risk & Challenges

hfo in arctic

The European Climate Foundation has created an infographic which depicts potential dangers of the increased Arctic shipping activity  in the region. An oil spill can be proven catastrophic for the region, because of Arctic's sensitive environment.

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US approves new drilling operations in Arctic

oil exploration in arctic

The US BSEE approved Arctic exploration operations on the Outer Continental Shelf, for the first time in more than two years. The exploratory drilling, to be made by Eni US Operating Co. Inc., will take place on Spy Island, a man-made artificial island approximately three miles offshore of Oliktok Point, in State of Alaska waters.

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