Category : Oil spill

Oil Spill: Containment, Recovery and Consequences

Oil spills are considered one of the major forms of pollution, which clearly says a lot about their effect on the environment, particularly on marine life. Oil tankers can spill crude oil, while vessels, vehicles and pipelines can release liquid…

No Comments / 26th July 2016

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A Different Kind of Oil Spill

The Gulf oil spill is not your average environmental worry. What makes this catastrophe unique is that it occurred at 5,000 feet under the water.

No Comments / 23rd October 2015

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What are DESMI-AFTI Oil Herders?

DESMI-AFTI oil herders are liquid agents designed to contract, thicken, and control the spread of petroleum spills on water surfaces.

No Comments / 21st August 2015

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Wind-Driven Surface Currents – The Death Knell for Conventional Oil Booms

Wind-Driven Surface Currents – The Death Knell for Conventional Oil Booms

Comments Off on Wind-Driven Surface Currents – The Death Knell for Conventional Oil Booms / 30th July 2015

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10 Worst Oil Spills in World History

Oil spills are one of the main factors that cause long term adverse effect on marine life. The spills take months to clean up and can result in death of thousands of marine animals and birds. It has been found…

No Comments / 16th June 2015

A breakthrough in single-vessel oil spill recovery

By teaming up a DESMI Speed-Sweep boom and a suitable in-line skimmer (DESMI Ro-Skim or DESMI Octopus Inline Skimmer) in one product, Ro-Vane completely eliminates the need for a second clean-up vessel.

Comments Off on A breakthrough in single-vessel oil spill recovery / 21st April 2015

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Oil Spill Response: ELASTEC Introduces New 1.5 Meter BoomVane

The latest addition to ELASTEC’S arsenal of oil spill response equipment is the 1.5 meter ELASTEC BoomVane™.

No Comments / 26th February 2015

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The BP Oil Spill

As we all know, the BP oil spill in 2010 was good for absolutely nobody. This slick substance now sits on the surface of the scene of the crime.

2 Comments / 21st February 2015

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The Galapagos Oil Spill

The Galapagos Oil Spill covered 186 square miles of sea. It has caused a significant problem in the ecosystem of the nearby islands that it spilled on.

2 Comments / 20th February 2015

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BP Appeal Regarding The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Rejected By The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court rejected BP’s attempt at appealing its own settlement with businesses and individuals that lost money due to the massive 2010 oil spill.

No Comments / 14th December 2014

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Oiled Wildlife Response: Towards a Professional and Effective Approach

Oil tanker, carrying 200,000 tons of crude oil collided with a Maltese freightship, causing oiled wildlife crisis.

3 Comments / 4th December 2014

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International Oil Spill Response in a Changing World

Despite being a naturally occurring substance, oil spills can pose significant threats to environmental and socioeconomic resources.

1 Comment / 3rd December 2014

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Grand Plan for the Gulf of Mexico’s Revival

A large scale revival plan for the U.S. segment of the Gulf of Mexico coastline has been put together by an alliance of conservation groups.

No Comments / 19th November 2014

Oil Spill On Beach

Local Opponents Depict Oil Slick Engulfing Vancouver Beach

A campaign launched by ReThink Marketing seeks to demonstrate the aftermath of an oil slick.

No Comments / 17th November 2014

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Oil Spill: BP Oil is Coating the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

An estimated 80,000 to 620,000 barrels of oil still coating the bottom of the Gulf after the massive oil spill 4 years ago.

No Comments / 2nd November 2014

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Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill: BP to appeal the guilty verdict

Having been found grossly negligent” for its role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is currently seeking to appeal the verdict.
The request for appeal of last month’s verdict which was filed by the oil giant in an attempt to exculpate itself from liabilities in the amount of approximately $18bn (£11.1bn).

No Comments / 5th October 2014