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Oil Slick Spotted in the Mississippi - Clean Up Underway

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) responded to an oil sheen that was observed off of New Orleans, Louisiana during the afternoon hours of Wednesday the 11th of September.

Sep 17 2019

Greek Companies Forced to Pay $3 Million in Fines over Air Pollution Offences

The US Department of Justice has fined two Greek shipping companies a total of $3 million for a series of air pollution offences, including false recordkeeping, polluting & obstructing of justice.

Aug 28 2019

Cracks on FPSO off the Coast of Brazil Prompt Crew Evacuation - Oil Spill Detected

Cracks have begun to appear on the hull of the Bahama-flagged FPSO, CICADE DO RIO DE JAINEIRO according to vessel operator, MODEC.

Aug 27 2019

Maersk Vessel Detained over Pollution Charges

The Singapore-flagged Container Ship, MAERSK SEMBAWANG was temporarily detained in the Spanish port of Algeciras, due to excessive emissions originating from the ship’s main engine.

Jul 22 2019

Barge Capsizes during Cargo Operations - Further Contaminates Solomon Islands Reef

On June the 1st an accident during cargo operations saw over 5,000 tons of bauxite released into the waters of Kangava Bay, Solomon Islands.

Jul 09 2019

Solomon Trader Refloated Following Disastrous Oil Spill

The Hong Kong-flagged bulker, Solomon Trader was refloated on May the 11th after having spent almost three months grounded in the shallows near Renell Island, Solomon Islands.

May 14 2019

LPG Tanker Collides with Two Barges in Houston Causing Major Fuel Spill

The Panama-flagged LPG Tanker, Genesis River collided with two barges in the afternoon of May the 10th while transiting through the Houston Ship Channel.

May 13 2019

Greenpeace Activists Board Oil Rig in Norway

Four Greenpeace activists boarded an oil rig on April the 29th in an attempt to protest oil drilling in the Norwegian Arctic.

May 02 2019

Denmark will Use Drones to Measure Sulfur Cap Violations

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) will be deploying a series of drones in the coming months, in order to make sure they comply with the new sulphur cap.

Apr 18 2019

Dutch Vessel Detained over Alleged Dumping of Illegal Waste

The Dutch Hopper Dredger, VOX MAXIMA was detained by the Indonesian Navy on April the 8th, for allegedly dumping waste in Indonesian territorial waters.

Apr 11 2019

Container Ship Spills Fuel at Staten Island Terminal

United States Coast Guard has reported an oil spill that originated from a containership that had been moored in New York’s Staten Island.

Mar 29 2019

Third Oil Spill Located near Grimaldi's Sunken ConRo

French Maritime authorities have located a third oil spill coming from Grimaldi’s sunken ConRo in the Bay of Biscay.

Mar 19 2019

Fire-Stricken Vessel Sinks, Prompting Potential Ecological Disaster off the Coast of France

The Italian ConRo, Grande America sunk in the Bay of Biscay following the disastrous fire that ravaged the vessel on March 12th. French authorities are on high alert following the incident, due to reports of a 10km long oil slick that is expected to hit the southwest coast of France over the weekend.

Mar 14 2019

Ship Owner Issues Apology over Solomon Islands Oil Spill

The owner of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier, Solomon Trader has issued an apology over the oil spill that occurred on Renell Island on February 4th.

Mar 06 2019

Turkish Cargo Ship Runs Aground off Bari, Italy, Sparking Fears over Potential Oil Spill

The Turkish cargo ship, Efe Murat, that ran aground on breakwater off Bari, Italy on the 23rd of February, has continued to list, raising fears over a potential environmental disaster.

Feb 28 2019

UPDATE – Grounded Bulk Carrier Declared a Total Loss – Awaiting Salvage

Salvage teams are in place, ready to remove the wreck of the Hong-Kong-flagged bulk carrier, Solomon Trader, that ran aground off Renell Island on February the 4th.

Feb 21 2019

UPDATE – Solomon Trader Hull Breached, Sparking Major Environmental Disaster

The Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands has asked Australia for emergency help after an oil spill from a grounded bulk carrier has caused a potential environmental disaster near a world heritage area.

Feb 19 2019

Ship Grounding Raises Fears for Local Ecosystem

Hong Kong-flagged Bulk Carrier, Solomon Trader, was grounded after hitting a reef in the Solomon Islands.

Feb 13 2019

Environmental Disaster in Brazil - Ship Owner Faces Potential £10 Million Fine

A large spill was detected in the port of Santos, Brazil. The spill, which local authorities believe to be fertiliser-based, allegedly originated from the Cyprus-flagged bulk carrier, Rook.

Jan 17 2019

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As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.

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