harbour oil spill News

  • Harbour water quality improvements

    Cleaning up our stormwater is now the focus of efforts to further improve the water quality in the harbour and around Wellington's coast. We are already seeing the benefits of investing hundreds of millions of dollars in our sewerage and stormwater systems. Contamination levels in the harbour and around the South Coast have been dramatically reduced over the past 15 years. For example, in the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Oil spill control and research vessels

    Alnmaritec has recently launched vessels that serve maritime environment. The Responder 1 is an oil spill control vessel for Barbados, the Falcon Spirit being a research vessel for the Plymouth University, UK. The ‘Responder 1" is based upon the Alnmaritec Wave Worker class but is a unique design variant that was developed for use by the Barbados National Terminals Company Limited ...

  • Thomsea cleans gulf oil spill

    Thomsea is part of a group of French depollution companies visiting the Gulf of Mexico this week. Demonstrations of Thomsea's trawl nets, which have a proven track record of recovering waste from open water and near coastlines, will take place on 26 August in New Orleans. With the growth of sea traffic, the transportation of dangerous materials and the risk of accidents also increase. This ...

  • Less oil spills observed by flight surveillance – but reports from citizens increased manifold

    The Finnish authorities observed in 2008 in the Gulf of Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the northern Baltic Sea 112 oil spills in all, of which 96 were located within the Finnish economic zone. A significant change compared with the previous years was the considerable increase of the number of oil spill reports from private persons – six times more than before. Reports from citizens are a ...

  • The Finnish company Lamor Corporation Ab wins EU tender for oil spill response

    LAMOR WINS A MAJOR SERVICE CONTRACT FROM EUROPEAN MARITIME SAFETY AGENCY Lamor Corporation Ab, a Finnish company specialized in environmental protection, has entered into a significant agreement for improving oil spill response readiness in the entire Baltic ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Man aids with oil slick

    JANETVILLE -When he set out for the Gulf of Mexico during the recent BP oil spill, Janetville's Glenn Murray was a businessman. He came back a humanitarian. "I went down there to sell product and get my name known. I gave away $20,000 to $30,000 worth of product," the president of Murrenhil Corporation told The Lindsay Post Friday. The product is the ROC Barrier. The ROC stands for 'rapid ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

  • Series of oil skimming vessels built

    Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing a run of approximately 30 each 30" Rapid Response Oil Skimmers fitted with Marco Pollution Control CL-1 Filterbelt oil recovery modules for customers who are responding to the current Gulf spill. The Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt is proving to be one of the most effective oil recovery systems now operating in the Gulf, and is ideally ...

  • Oil containment system tops annual Innovation Awards

    KAWARTHA LAKES- A local man who invented a device for rapid response and containment of oil spills is this year's winner in the Kawartha Lakes CFDC innovation awards. Janetville's Glenn Murray, the general manager of Murrenhil Corp. gratefully accepted his award Friday at city hall in Lindsay. "It feels awesome. It feels great. A little bit of recognition is always good,"Murray said. ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

  • World’s fastest response oil containment system hits Canadian waters

    Today, Ontario-based environmental protection technology leader Murrenhil Corporation launched the world's fastest response oil containment system, designed to reach and trap an oil spill within minutes, protecting our oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and coastal areas from ecological disaster. More than a dozen oil spills occur every day in Canada,1 leaving an undeniable footprint on our ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

  • Estonia is getting prepared

    Strong investments to meet oil spills During the past year, Estonia has invested heavily in oil spill response technology. Authorities working with oil spill preparedness and many private harbours have recently purchased the latest technology for oil spill response. Lamor oil spill recovery equipment have been delivered both for offshore as well as for nearshore use.  This positive development in ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Janetville man named environmental hero

    KAWARTHA LAKES - The city's environmental hero of the year is a Janetville man who rushed to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last summer with his rapid oil containment (ROC) Barrier system. Glenn Murray was given the award at council's Tuesday meeting. "I feel awesome," he said on the lawn of City Hall before going in to officially collect his award. Inside, he added: "It makes me feel ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

  • With Two Former Executives of Veolia Environnnement and Technip at Its Helm, ECOCEANE has Established Itself Firmly on the North American Market

    PARIS -The innovative French company demonstrated its capabilities during the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Through the creation of the subsidiary Ecoceane North America directed by the former President and CEO of Veolia Environnement North American Operations, and the launching of the Workglop introduced by the former Senior Vice-Chairman of Technip, ECOCEANE will be marketing its range of ...


    By Ecoceane

  • NRC drives strategy to commercialize biofuel from algae

    Canada"s National Research Council is collaborating with a number of industrial partners to commercialize technologies for algae cultivation, biomass handling, oil extraction and ultimately, fuel production. NRC is committing approximately $5M in funding through the National Bioproducts Program and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 90% of Europeans believe biodiversity loss is a problem

    An overwhelming majority of Europeans believe that the loss of biological diversity is a serious problem, according to a Eurobarometer survey on attitudes to biodiversity. The survey highlights the concerns of Europeans regarding the decline and extinction of animal and plant species, natural habitats and ecosystems. Concern is greatest in Greece, Portugal and Romania. The survey also reveals ...

  • Space radar techniques for land mapping

    Entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency’s Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor land and buildings from small aircraft. The radar can monitor structures such as dams, harbours, canals and buildings, leading to maps for urban planning, territory surveillance and cadastral ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

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