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