Coast Guard, Dept. of Ecology to Conduct Investigation

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
The Coast Guard, the Washington State Department of Ecology and the City of Seattle Public Utilities continue to investigate the cause of the patches of light oil sheen that covered parts of of Elliott Bay in Seattle Friday. Federal, State and City of Seattle pollution investigators continued their search throughout the weekend and today for the cause of the oil spill. On Friday oil containment booms and sorbent materials were placed at storm drain outfalls at SW Lander St., and SW Florida St., on Harbor Island, along the West Waterway, as a precautionary measure to capture and collect any oil that may discharge from the drains. Both storm drains were monitored throughout the weekend and no oil was visible inside the booms. Additionally, the Coast Guard conducted helicopter flights during the weekend. The City of Seattle Public Utilities placed remotely operated cameras inside the Lander Street storm drain pipe today to determine if oil is present further up the drain. The Washington Department of Ecology is conducting a lab analysis of the samples taken of the spilled oil to assist in determining its origin. The Department of Ecology also is undertaking an assessment of state natural resources affected by the spill. The Coast Guard will work with the Department of Ecology, the City of Seattle and the Environmental Protection Agency to further investigate the source of the oil found in the storm water drain.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

US, India Consider Joint Patrols in South China Sea

The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing,

This Day In Naval History - February 10

1862 - A flotilla under Cmdr. Stephen C. Rowan aboard USS Delaware engages the gunboats and batteries at Elizabeth City, N.C, capturing CSS Ellis and sinking CSS Seabird.

BAE Systems Awarded £201m to Advance Successor Sub Design

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded BAE Systems £201 million to further the design of a successor to the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines.   The

Environmental

Proposed Changes to Long Island Sound Dredged Material Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend its 2005 rule that designated the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites.

Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

The Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference will be held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, U.K. from April 26 to 28, 2016.    This unique

Wärtsilä Supporting Japan's 'Gas Age' Shipping

A total of 16 new gas carrier ships being built in Japan for Japanese owners are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines capable of running on liquefied natural

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0781 sec (13 req/sec)