Hundreds of barrels of oil spill into sea off UK

Hundreds of barrels of oil have spilt into the Irish Sea after a pipeline leak off the UK. Eni UK on Tuesday confirmed that a hydrocarbons release of less than 500 barrels or about 80,000 litres occurred on Monday 14 … Read More

Amplify Energy faces charges of negligence over major oil spill off California coast, sparking renewed outcries to ban offshore drilling

Oil and gas company Amplify Energy Corp. and its two subsidiaries have been accused of negligent conduct during the large oil spill, which damaged the Southern California Coastline by discharging up to 25,000 gallons of crude oil into federal waters from … Read More

Mauritius: Grounded Chinese fishing vessel removed from reef

The Chinese fishing vessel that struck a section of Mauritius’ western reef last week has been refloated and towed to the country’s capital Port Louis, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) said. As Offshore Energy – Green Marine reported, Lu Rong … Read More

Solomon Islands: Bulker spills 1,000 tonnes of oil into sea

Two years after a catastrophic oil spill in the vicinity of the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, the Solomon Islands government is dealing with another similar incident. A Panama-flagged bulker has been accused of deliberately discharging heavy fuel oil (HFO) … Read More

Report: Saudi Arabia warns of an oil slick near Yemen’s decaying tanker

An oil spot has been identified some 50 km west of the Safer oil tanker moored off the western coast of Yemen, Reuters reported citing a letter from Saudi Arabia to the UN Security Council. The letter, written by Saudi … Read More

Sri Lanka to charge New Diamond captain, seek $1.9M in damages

Image courtesy: Indian Navy The captain of the fire-stricken very large crude carrier New Diamond is facing negligence and pollution charges in Sri Lanka. The Panamanian-flagged supertanker is estimated to have spilled around 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel following the … Read More