Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

oil spill


Peru's 'worst ecological disaster' slams small-scale fishing

March 13, 2022 10:26 pm

Peru has characterized the spill of 11,900 barrels in front of a Repsol refinery as its "worst ecological disaster".

Peru declares 'environmental emergency' after oil spill

January 23, 2022 10:23 pm

Dead seals, fish and birds have washed up on Peru's shore covered in oil after the spill. A refinery blamed waves caused by the eruption of a volcano in Tonga.

'Catastrophic' California oil spill kills fish, damages wetlands

October 04, 2021 4:12 pm

The spill was caused by a breach connected to the Elly oil rig and stretched from the Huntington Beach Pier down to Newport Beach, an area popular with surfers.

UN envoy: Study other options to prevent Yemen tanker spill

June 16, 2021 11:49 am

The Iranian-backed Houthis are in control of Yemen's western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the Safer tanker has been moored since the 1980s.

Japan ship operator to pay USD 9M over Mauritius oil spill

September 12, 2020 10:50 am

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said the Mauritius Natural Environment Recovery Fund will be used for mangrove protection, coral reef recovery, protection of seabirds and rare species, and research by private and governmental groups.

Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins

August 29, 2020 5:21 pm

Thousands of residents were expected to attend the march through Port Louis a month after the ship struck a coral reef offshore and later cracked and spilled around 1,000 tons of fuel oil into fragile marine areas.

39 dolphins, 3 whales wash up on Mauritius after oil spill

August 29, 2020 1:00 pm

The dolphins began washing up this week, several days after some 1,000 tons of fuel spilled from a Japanese ship that ran aground on a coral reef then split apart under the pounding surf.

India dispatches over 30 tonnes of technical equipment to help Mauritius contain oil spill

August 16, 2020 5:22 pm

The MEA said that the Mauritius government had requested assistance in dealing with the environmental crisis after a Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio struck a coral reef off the coast in late July resulting in an oil spill of over 1,000 tonnes into the Indian Ocean.

Volunteers donate hair, help build floating booms with waste to battle Mauritius oil spill

August 11, 2020 5:23 pm

Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius are working around the clock trying to reduce the damage to coastal areas after a Japanese vessel ran aground on a coral reef.

Oil spill taints Kremlin plan to sell $4 billion of green bonds

June 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Green finance should provide a channel for Russia to raise money to help with a much-needed transition away from a heavy dependence on fossil fuels. But the leadership of the world’s fifth-biggest greenhouse-gas emitter has shown scant commitment to tackling climate change. A low-carbon development plan published in March envisages a small increase in emissions on current levels.