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 ...

  • New online oil spill risk tool provides local, specific information for coastal managers

    A new oil-spill risk-management system has been developed by researchers, which shows the likely effects of a coastal spill on the environment and economic activities for specific locations. It provides maps of oil-spill risk through a web portal and could help decision makers and emergency-response authorities protect the local environment and businesses through targeted and efficient planning ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

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