Search results for: Exxon Valdez spill

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  • 24 March 2014

    Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Greenpeace climbers scaled an ExxonMobil rig destined to drill in the Russian Arctic. The activists are calling for a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic and for renewed efforts to fight climate change. Fourteen activists from seven different countries took […]

  • 30 March 2014

    Read the most popular articles of the week: World’s largest jack-up rig, biggest FSRU, Myanmar offshore awards, Greenpeace rig-climbers, Gulf of Mexico spar platform.

  • 25 March 2014
    Research & Development

    According to a new study by a team of NOAA and academic scientists, crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster causes severe defects in the developing hearts of bluefin and yellowfin tunas. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, show […]

  • 3 August 2010

    Contrary to recent media reports of a quick recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and biologists are “deeply concerned” about impacts that will likely span “several decades”. “My prediction is that we will be dealing with the impacts of this spill for several decades to come and it will outlive me,” Dr. Ed Cake, […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The bill was introduced on the 30-year anniversary of the Exxon Waldez spill in Prince William Sound.

  • 31 March 2005

    The captain of a cargo ship that broke apart in December and created Alaska’s worst oil spill since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster has pleaded guilty of lying to federal investigators. Kailash Bhushan Singh entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, where Judge Ralph Beistline approved a settlement deal that the captain had […]

  • 11 June 2014

    Only two weeks after boarding the Transocean Spitsbergen rig on its way to drill a well in the Barents Sea, Greenpeace has a new target. This time it is the West Alpha semi-submersible rig. In a statement issued on their website, the environmental organisation said that their ship Esperanza has entered the fjord in Olen near Haugesund, […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas thus expanding its foothold in the US maritime salvage market. Ardent Americas is an OPA90-compliant player, which means that it meets the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The act was passed in the US Congress in […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

      January 20th marked the beginning of the third phase of the multiyear trial before the New Orleans District Court to determine how much BP and other responsible parties should pay for their role in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As the end of legal saga on one of […]

  • 20 May 2016

    U.S. Senator, Lisa Murkowski, has introduced the Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2016 which will hold foreign entities accountable for oil spills in US waters. On Wednesday, May 18, office of Senator Murkowski stated that, through this Act, American taxpayers will not be stuck with the bill if oil from a foreign spill spreads into American […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The Our Ocean Arctic Commitment, an international initiative to end use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by Arctic shipping, was launched at the Our Ocean conference in Malta on October 6. As explained, the aim of the initiative is to expand collaboration between the cruise industry, environmental NGOs and indigenous communities in order to protect […]

  • 31 May 2010

    The federal government is moving ahead with plans to grant new offshore oil-exploration licences in Canada’s Arctic, despite the U.S. government’s expanding freeze on offshore drilling in the wake of the Gulf Coast spill. Moreover, any company granted an exploration licence in Canada’s portion of the Beaufort Sea will be subjected to less environmental scrutiny […]

  • 11 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    Darkness, extreme weather and shifting sea ice could delay efforts to stop an oil well blowout in the U.S. Arctic Ocean for six months or more, trapping spewed oil in ice for up to a decade according to a report released today by the Pew Environment Group. The study, “Oil Spill Prevention and Response in […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Environment, Vessels

    The condition of the decaying oil storage vessel Safer, floating north of Hodeidah, Yemen, is deteriorating daily, posing a major threat of an oil spill, the UN Security Council was told last week. There is a concern that the dilapidated tanker might rapture causing an explosion and oil spill into the Gulf of Aden, triggering […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    A coalition of conservation, wildlife and public health groups in the Gulf region and in Alaska filed a citizen suit under the provisions of the federal Clean Water Act to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a rule on chemical oil dispersants. EPA’s current rules—which during the 2010 Gulf oil disaster failed […]

  • 17 December 2010

    Oil accidents prompt Danish industries and research to cooperate on new groundbreaking sonar technology. For the first time ever it will be possible to get a detailed picture of oil in the water column and on the seafloor. The technology will be able to prevent fatal environmental disasters caused by oil extraction – as recently […]

  • 19 December 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Oil accidents prompt Danish industries and research to cooperate on new groundbreaking sonar technology. For the first time ever it will be possible to get a detailed picture of oil in the water column and on the seafloor. The technology will be able to prevent fatal environmental disasters caused by oil extraction – as recently […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Crowley Marine Services will not be providing oil spill prevention and response services in Valdez and Prince William Sound when its contract expires June 30, 2018 as it has lost its bit for the contract extension. “We bid this contract very aggressively and are extremely disappointed that we were not selected to retain this business,” […]

  • 15 June 2010

    The federal government’s new wariness about offshore drilling in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is dimming what may be the best hope for extending the life of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a crucial artery supplying one-quarter of the West Coast’s oil. The 800-mile pipeline, owned by a BP-led consortium, carries about 670,000 […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The captain and crew of Crowley’s Prevention and Response tug (PRT) Alert were personally recognized by Representative Eric Feige from the Alaska State Legislature for courage, teamwork and professionalism during the emergency rescue tow of the drill barge Kulluk off the southern point of Kodiak Island. During their meeting, he presented them with a letter […]

  • 12 September 2012

    Liquefied natural gas is increasingly becoming a reality as evidenced by multiple applications to export LNG from the U S Gulf Coast. In early July, the Alaska Gasline Port Authority (AGPA) filed an application with the U S Department of Energy to export LNG from an LNG terminal to be located in Valdez, Alaska. Bill […]

  • 19 June 2013

    The captain and crew of Crowley’s Prevention and Response tug (PRT) Alert were personally recognized by Representative Eric Feige from the Alaska State Legislature for courage, teamwork and professionalism during the emergency rescue tow of the drill barge Kulluk off the southern point of Kodiak Island. During their meeting, he presented them with a letter […]