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Sri Lanka indicts Greek skipper of fire-stricken tanker for causing oil spill, not reporting environmental damage
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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)

Stricken Japanese ship behind devastating Mauritius oil spill successfully sunk in open ocean
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Stricken Japanese ship behind devastating Mauritius oil spill successfully sunk in open ocean

Officials have yet to reveal why the ship, which was making its way from Singapore to Brazil, came so close to the island.

Soot-free 'blue whirl' flame recreated by researchers that could be handy in cleaning up oil spills
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Soot-free 'blue whirl' flame recreated by researchers that could be handy in cleaning up oil spills

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
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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.

Ten years after Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, marine wildlife struggles to recover
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Ten years after Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, marine wildlife struggles to recover

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
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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

Oil spill in Bangladesh's Karnaphuli River a threat to critically endangered Ganges dolphins
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Oil spill in Bangladesh's Karnaphuli River a threat to critically endangered Ganges dolphins

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

Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico finally getting contained nearly 14 years later
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Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico finally getting contained nearly 14 years later

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
India

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

Australian scientists develop revolutionary buoyant polymer sponge for cleaning up small oil spills
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Australian scientists develop revolutionary buoyant polymer sponge for cleaning up small oil spills

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
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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
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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.

Ras al-Zour oil spill: Kuwait battles to control damage, Saudi Arabia puts emergency plan in action
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Ras al-Zour oil spill: Kuwait battles to control damage, Saudi Arabia puts emergency plan in action

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.

Chennai oil spill: Health hazards of this ecological nightmare are monumental
India

Chennai oil spill: Health hazards of this ecological nightmare are monumental

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
India

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.

Chennai oil spill: Centre claims 90% of sludge cleaned up, but reports say job only half-done
India

Chennai oil spill: Centre claims 90% of sludge cleaned up, but reports say job only half-done

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.

NGT orders shipping co to pay Rs 100 cr for oil spill off Mumbai coast
Business

NGT orders shipping co to pay Rs 100 cr for oil spill off Mumbai coast

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 light of heavy naval traffic off coast, Gujarat readies for potential risk of oil spills
India

In light of heavy naval traffic off coast, Gujarat readies for potential risk of oil spills

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 to pay US $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 oil spill
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BP to pay US $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 oil spill

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.

Oil pipeline spills off California coast, dumps 21,000 gallons of crude oil into ocean
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Oil pipeline spills off California coast, dumps 21,000 gallons of crude oil into ocean

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.