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  • Lamor Awarded Contract for Oil Spill Response on the Southern Atlantic

    The Finnish company founds its newest oil spill response center in Portugal The Finnish company Lamor Corporation Ab and its sister company Clean Globe International Ltd have entered into a significant agreement regarding oil spill response for the sea areas covering the southern Atlantic. The European Union’s Maritime and Safety Agency selected the ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Energy giant slammed for oil spill in Thai sea

    Critics on Thursday slammed Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company for its allegedly inefficient response to an oil spill that polluted a popular tourist island, as cleanup operations continued for a sixth day. About 50,000 liters (13,200 gallons) of crude oil - around the amount contained in 1 1/2 tanker trucks - spilled into the Gulf of Thailand off Samet Island on Saturday morning from a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

    Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday. Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the beach marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove ...


    By Associated Press

  • Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

    An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit in U.S District Court in Washington, saying the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has refused to comply with the group's federal public records request for more ...


    By Associated Press

  • Plastics for Environmental Industry

    Aron srl is the Italian firm with experience in plastic material field. We plan and produce products, solutions and services for Chemical treatment plants, Waste water plants, Oil recovery from oil spills at sea and industrial tanks, Self-cleaning filters, industrial plants. Our products are made out of thermoplastic materials: Oil drum Skimmer pneumatic driven and floating, Automatic Self ...


    By Aron S.r.l.

  • Lamor Corporation And Rosneft Sign Cooperation Agreement

    Lamor Corporation and the Russian oil giant Rosneft signed a Cooperation Agreement at the IV International Arctic Forum, in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The partnership will evaluate prospects of localizing production of oil spill response (OSR) equipment and machinery in Russia for the Arctic region. Localization of production is forecasted to be at least 70% by 2025, and the equipment will be ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water

    China"s largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves. An official warned the spill posed a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality as China"s latest environmental crisis spread off the shores of Dalian, once named China"s most livable city. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 Sea. Lamor has been awarded an international tender organized by the EU founded European Maritime Safety Agency for oil ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Finnish oil spill detection rate sees 2007 increase

    The annual number of oil spills detected by Finnish surveillance flights continued to increase in 2007. The total number of oil spills observed by air surveillance was 76. Of these observations, 58 were made by Dornier airplanes and 18 by the Border Guard helicopters. The number of observations from Dornier didn’t change much compared with the previous year whereas the observations made from ...

  • EMSA stand-by services expanding from the Baltic to the Atlantic

    Lamor and Clean Globe establish an oil spill response center in Portugal Lamor and Clean Globe International, member companies of the Lamor Group, will establish an oil spill center equipment stockpile in Sines, Portugal.  For the three year contract, which was awarded to Lamor in a EU tender in November 2006, a 3,000 tdw chemical/ oil tanker MT Galp Marine will be contracted and pre-fitted as ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Caspian States Adopt Landmark Biodiversity Protocol and will Establish Convention Secretariat

    From 28 to 30 May 2014, ministers of environment and other high-level government officials of the five Caspian States met in Ashgabat for the fifth Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as the Tehran Convention. They took major decisions towards ensuring a sustainable future for the Caspian Sea. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Oil Pipeline Spills about 21K Gallons off California Coast

    A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach around noon found a half-mile slick already formed in the ocean, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil slick spreads as cleanup drags on Thai island

    An oil spill that has marred a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand has spread to nearby smaller isles, officials said Wednesday, as authorities raced to clean up the island's once-white sands and clear waters. The black tide of crude oil that washed up in Prao Bay on the west coast of Samet Island on Sunday night has been partly cleaned up, but the bay was still marred with oil slicks for the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shipping oil pollution: new hazard mapping method developed

    A new method for mapping the spread of oil released by ships is presented in a recent study, where it is applied to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas of the Mediterranean. The method pulls together a range of data, including information on shipping routes, oil particle behaviour, currents and climate. In this case study, it reveals pollution hotspots in the south-western Adriatic Sea and north-eastern ...

  • Dispersants do not increase exposure of cod eggs and larvae to toxins in oil spills

    Oil spills at sea can be catastrophic events, with oil and discharged toxins, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, threatening marine wildlife and coastlines, damaging healthy ecosystems and harming livelihoods. A recent study found that using dispersants moderately decreased the number of cod eggs and larvae affected by spills off the Norwegian coast. Efforts to stop widespread damage ...

  • NOFO Accelerates Spill Recovery with DESMI Speed-Sweep

    Safeguarding Norway NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies) operates on behalf of 30 offshore operators, establishing and managing oil spill response preparedness in Norwegian coastal and open sea regions. The organization’s total oil recovery capacity is from 100-200,000 barrels per day. From an oil spill response perspective, Norway’s waters, with their cold ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Mexico says oil spill avoided after deadly offshore blaze

    A huge blaze twisted and blackened an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the state-run Pemex oil company said it managed to avert any significant oil spill. At least four workers died and two suffered life-threatening injuries in an explosion that engulfed the platform in flamesWednesday, forcing 300 people to abandon the facility. Officials said environmental damage was avoided because ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shipwrecks in Kerch Strait Spill Oil, Sulfur Into the Sea

    Stormy seas and gale-force winds in the narrow Kerch Strait between Russia and Ukraine have smashed a Russian oil tanker in half, spilling at least 2,000 metric tonnes of fuel oil, the Russian Ministry for Emergencies said Sunday. Environmentalists and Russian officials are calling it the worst oil spill in the region for decades and 'an ecological catastrophe.' The Kerch Strait divides Russia ...

  • EVTN To Showcase Submersible Voraxial® for Effective Oil Spill Recovery at Clean Gulf 2010

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial® Separator at the upcoming Clean Gulf Training and Exhibition on October 19-20 in Tampa, Florida. The Submersible Voraxial® is the core technology for a fleet of advanced oil skimmer/processor boats, envisioned by EVTN. These Voraxial ...

  • Oil spills could be cleaned up by bacteria from underground petroleum reserves

    Bacteria taken from underground petroleum reserves could be used to effectively break down crude oil from spills at sea, new research has found. The study measured the breakdown of crude oil components in simulated seawater by four bacterial strains that had been isolated from petroleum reservoirs, as well as by four genetically modified stains. The findings raise the possibility of tailor-making ...

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