GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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Tag: oil spill

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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Two shipping companies pay USD 1.9 million for oil pollution

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Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstruction of justice for covering up the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water and garbage from one of their ships into the sea, according to the US Department of Justice.

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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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