Posts Tagged “tanker”

And waves take the rest of Rena down.

And waves take the rest of Rena down. Reshared post from +JF Boers It's amazing how this big vessel is going down. Embedded Link Aft Section Rena Sunk – Response – Spill International – News on Marine Spills and Pollution On 4 April 2012, the aft section of container vessel Rena grounded on the Astrolabe […]

Argo Merchant oil spill was catalyst for change, 1979

Originally published on the Wicked Local: Cape Cod. By Doreen Leggett On Dec. 15, 1976, the tanker Argo Merchant ran aground on Nantucket Shoals. When less than a week later it broke in half and spilled enough oil to heat 18,000 homes for a year, residents of the Cape and Islands began imagining the worst. […]

PowerGen takes blame for oil spill in Trinidad

Originally published by Trinidad Express. By Renuka Singh A two-day oil leak from PowerGen’s bunkered fuel tanker has spilled out into Invaders Bay and left an almost two-mile long oil slick, affecting boats at the harbour in Port of Spain. The spill was observed in a drain running parallel to the Young Men’s Christian Association […]

New DE-OIL-IT video: DE-OIL-IT for cleaning and degreasing

James Burke of Buck’s Lawnmower shop talks about how he and his staff use DE-OIL-IT to clean lawnmowers, engines, oil tanks, shop rags, work shirts, even the shop floor. He shows examples of DE-OIL-IT in action on a filthy lawnmower engine gunked in grease and oil and his oil disposal tank.

Rena: Oil clean-up chemical worries Greenpeace

Originally published by New Zealand Herald. Greenpeace has called on authorities to answer “serious questions” over the chemical used to disperse oil from the Rena, after a top environmental adviser yesterday admitted scientists were “in the dark” about its effects. Maritime New Zealand sprayed about 200 litres of Corexit 9500, the chemical used during the […]

Rena clean-up could take a year

Originally published by the New Zealand Herald. It could take at least a year for the Bay of Plenty to recover from the Rena crisis – and officials are still preparing for all the stricken ship’s remaining oil and containers to be lost into the sea. Maritime New Zealand says an observation flight this morning […]

Rena: Shipwreck that shook a nation

Original story published in the New Zealand Herald. Source story can be read here. By Isaac Davison, Jamie Morton, Phil Taylor and Catherine Masters A team of Herald reporters charts the Rena disaster as it unfolds from the moment the ship hits the rocks. Astrolabe Reef with its caves, valleys and deep drop-off teems with life. It’s magical under the ocean and […]

Ship stuck on New Zealand reef leaking oil

Read original story here. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Authorities say a large container ship stuck on a reef off the coast of New Zealand is leaking oil. Maritime New Zealand says the leak appears to be intermittent and coming from damaged pipes rather than from fuel tanks, but it remains hard to assess given the […]