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  • 3 March 2016

    An oil slick from a bulk carrier was detected during a surveillance flight in the French exclusive economic zone, some 185 nautical miles from Penmarch, the French maritime authorities said. The 23-meter long and 50-meters wide oil slick traced back to Liberia-flagged bulker Thisseas, owned by Laskaridis Shipping of Greece, while the vessel was sailing from St. […]

  • 18 April 2014

    Preliminary analysis of the oil slick sample collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday. The sample arrived in Perth yesterday where it was tested and analyzed.  Additionally, Phoenix International, with […]

  • 18 February 2009

    A large fuel oil slick thought to have leaked into the Celtic Sea during a Russian refuelling incident is heading to the coasts of Ireland and Wales. The UK coastguard estimates up to 1,000 tonnes may be on the water, but Russia denies the spill is on that scale. Irish coastguards said the spill, 50 […]

  • 23 January 2007

    A new slick has been formed from oil leaked from the stricken MSC Napoli as concerns grow for local wildlife. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the slick was several kilometres long and 30 metres wide and was formed from oil leaked from the ship on Tuesday.

  • 18 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    IBAMA, the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment’s enforcement agency was on Wednesday informed of a possible oil spill at one of the Petrobras’ Floating Production Storage Offloading units offshore Brazil. The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas (ANP) and Brazilian Navy yesterday conducted a joint overflight of the spot to investigate the complaint about […]

  • 8 August 2006

    The coast guard has taken samples of fuel from at least 24 ships that have sailed across the Saronic Gulf in recent days as part of its efforts to track down the vessel that caused large oil slicks to appear on Saturday at two beaches in southern Athens, officials said yesterday. The samples have been […]

  • 8 February 2018

    The recent oil spill off the Port of Fujairah was not the result of a ship-to-ship transfer.

  • 12 December 2007

    The oil slick from the Statfjord oil spill on 12 December is moving towards the north-east. According to StatoilHydro’s calculations it has reached the Snorre field in the North Sea.

  • 18 March 2019

    French authorities sighted another oil slick originating from the sunken RoRo Grande America.

  • 29 July 2013

    An oil spill which started flowing on Saturday, July 27, in the Gulf of Thailand, 20 kilometers away from the coast, has reached a Thai tourist resort on Sunday night. According to Reuters, the oil slick has reached Ao Prao beach on Koh Samet island. Approximately 50.000 liters of oil was spilled from the pipeline 20 kilometers […]

  • 21 May 2010

    US officials have given BP 24 hours to adopt a less toxic dispersant to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil slick amid concerns about spewing… [mappress] Source: adelaidenow, May 21, 2010;

  • 7 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    A barge which hit the ocean floor caused an oil spill at the coast of Finland’s Hanhikivi headland in the morning hours of October 6 during hydraulic construction work at the site, according to the Helsinki-based dredging company Terramare Oy. Some 300 liters of oil leaked to the sea, which formed a 200-meter long and 150-meter wide oil slick. Rescue […]

  • 26 January 2006

    BOATS have been damaged and birds and mangroves affected after a violent storm pushed a huge oil slick off the central Queensland coast into a marina.

  • 22 March 2011

    Floating garbage and oil slicks run the 2-mile length of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. By NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD (nytimes) [mappress] Source: nytimes, March 22, 2011  

  • 8 August 2011

    A leaking tank from a sunken ship has caused an oil slick off India’s western coast, according to a defence ministry statement.   Source: BBC [mappress] Source: BBC, August 08, 2011;

  • 21 March 2011

    A feared new oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico probably is a plume of silt from dredging on the Mississippi River, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday. Spokesman Henry Cambre told the Wall Street Journal the Coast Guard is testing the substance, which gives off a rainbow sheen resembling an oil spill. Test results […]

  • 3 May 2010

    A sense of doom settled over the American coastline from Louisiana to Florida today as a massive oil slick spewing from a ruptured well… [mappress] thedailytimes, May 3, 2010

  • 8 August 2011

    A leaking tank from a sunken ship has caused an oil slick off India’s western coast, according to a defence ministry statement… (BBC) [mappress] Source: BBC, August 08, 2011

  • 14 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Oil slick detected at Grande America sinking site; ship was carrying 45 containers containing hazardous materials.

  • 6 October 2011

    The first dead birds have been found in oil which leaked from a container ship stranded off New Zealand, authorities said on Thursday.   (ChannelNewsAsia) [mappress] Source: ChannelNewsAsia, October 6, 2011

  • 29 April 2010

    Emergency teams launched a “controlled burn” operation on Wednesday to stop a giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico from washing up on Louisiana’s ecologically fragile coast. A fleet of skimming vessels deployed by the US Coast Guard and British energy giant BP were sweeping the most dense concentrations of crude into a 500-foot […]

  • 18 January 2018

    Chinese maritime authorities have detected four oil slicks at the site of the Sanchi wreck.