GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Pollution

New Bedford Harbor suffers “chronic oil spill problem”

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Since 2016, more than 70 oil sheens were reported in the water between New Bedford and Fairhaven, for which no one has claimed responsibility, according to US Coast Guard. Patrols are regularly looking for oil in high traffic areas and when discovered, the teams investigate it to determine if the amount is recoverable, and collect a sample.

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Oil still leaking from grounded ship in Mexico

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Mexico’s environmental protection agency informed that oil is still leaking from bulk carrier Los Llanitos, twenty months after it grounded near Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, due to inclement weather. The vessel, carrying 27 crew members, ran aground in October 2015, after it was caught in Hurricane Patricia, sustaining extensive damage.

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UK MCA withdraws Oil Recovery Vessel Code

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The UK MCA issued a Marine Guidance Note, in order to inform operators that its Black Code, adopted in 1996, for Vessels Engaged in Oil Recovery Operations, is now withdrawn. The Code addressed the provisions considered necessary for Offshore Supply Vessels when engaged in the task of oil recovery in the event of an accidental spill.

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