Sri Lanka indicts Greek skipper of fire-stricken tanker for causing oil spill, not reporting environmental damage
Steiros Ilas Kardany, who is currently in Sri Lanka, was charged under the two counts that carry a maximum penalty of 20 million rupees ($108,000)
Officials have yet to reveal why the ship, which was making its way from Singapore to Brazil, came so close to the island.
This phenomenon was first discovered in 2016 and the blue whirl is actually the result of three different types of flames merging into one.
Mauritius Oil Spill: Volunteers plug leak from massive damaged ship; residents brace for 'worst case scenario', ecological impact to follow
Clean-up crews, volunteers are scrambling to contain the ecological disaster, with further damage to the ship expected due to bad weather.
The explosion killed 11 workers and spewed an estimated 795 million litres of oil before it was capped 87 days later.
Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel sinks off Galapagos Islands; Ecuador concerned over recovery, places barriers to prevent spread of possible leaks
Ecuador’s environment minister, Raul Ledesma, said on Monday that a situation involving a sunken barge in the Galapagos Islands which was carrying 600 gallons of diesel is under control
The oil spill in southeast Bangladesh is the latest in a series of environmental disasters affecting river based ecosystems in the country, showcasing how inadequate the environmental safeguards are
The oil spill occurred in 2004 when hurricane Ivan caused an underwater mudslide.
Administration clueless as tar balls wash up along India’s western coast; experts claim it's a deep, recurring problem
Even though Central Board of Pollution Control claims that there has been no oil spill along India's western coast, tar balls are not only more excessive than previous years, they are also bigger in size, with beaches from Southern Gujarat, Daman and now even Mumbai’s coastline being covered with waxy formations lending the air a distinctly oily smell
As the polymer works as a sponge to absorb the waste materials it can be squeezed to recover the oil and then reused, Xinhua news agency reported.
Iranian oil tanker sinks eight days after collision with ship in China, Tehran official says no hope of survivors
A Tehran official said even before news of the sinking that there was no hope of saving some 30 missing crewmen. But Chinese officials played down fears of a major environmental disaster
Iranian oil tanker still ablaze as search continues for missing mariners; efforts to contain spill expected to be difficult
A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on Saturday was still ablaze on Monday morning.
Kuwait battled Sunday to control an oil spill off its southern coast that stained its beaches, threatened to damage power plants and left long black slicks in the Persian Gulf.
The health hazards of the Chennai oil spill and the ecological damage sustained by the nearly 20 tons of fuel spilled on the Ennore shoreline are monumental
Chennai oil spill: As cleaning proceeds without plan, concerns raised on removal of ships, operational costs
While the damage to the environment due to the oil spill near Kamarajar port in Chennai is a concern, an equally pressing issue is how exactly will the Ministry of Shipping proceed with the removal of these vessels and who will foot the massive clean-up bill for these operations.
With the oil spill off the coast here raising concerns, the Centre on Saturday said a total of 65 tonnes of sludge has been removed so far and over 90 percent of the work completed. It also expressed confidence that the cleaning operation will be finished in a couple of days.
An NGT bench also ordered Adani Enterprises to pay Rs 5 crore as compensation for dumping in the seabed 60054 MT coal being carried by MV Rak
In view of the possibility of oil spill in the sea near Gujarat coast due to heavy traffic of ships, the State Forest and Environment department has decided to prepare a risk mitigation and response plan to save the fragile eco-system and underwater habitat of marine species.
BP will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history.
An estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil dumped into the ocean from a broken pipeline just off the central California coast before it was shut off on Tuesday.