Coast Guard to Test Oil from Seven Ships in Spill

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Testing of oil samples taken from ships that might have spilled the fuel that washed up in Atlantic Beach and Long Beach last week will probably take place by next week, the Coast Guard said. After the approximately 500 gallons of heavy No. 6 oil residue washed up on almost a mile of beach, the Coast Guard used an automatic identification system that reports a vessel's position by radio to an agency office in Staten Island. The agency came up with nine vessels that entered or left New York Harbor in the 48 hours before the spill was detected by surfers. Coast Guard investigators from regional offices in New York, New Haven, Conn., and Hampton Roads, Va., collected samples from the fuel tanks and cargo holds of the seven ships identified by the New York vessel traffic center as headed to U.S. ports. These will be compared at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in Groton, Conn., with samples collected from the beach by the Marine Safety Detachment in Coram. If there's no match, the agency will track down two other ships en route to overseas ports to obtain oil samples. Twenty-four cubic yards of crude oil and contaminated sand were removed from the beaches during the cleanup. The impact of the spill on marine wildlife appeared to be negligible, officials said. Source: Newsday
Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

H2O’s Owens CrapZapper Offers More

H2O’s Owens CrapZapper marine sanitation device has dual certification to the latest IMO and USCG standards for operation anywhere in the world.   Features include low maintenance,

HEADHUNTER Marine Sewage Treatment Systems

Headhunter’s team of engineers, fabricators, and wastewater specialists work together to provide innovative and efficient sewage treatment solutions.   Offering systems in three categories; STP,

U.S. Submits Formal Plan for Paris Climate Talks

The United States on Tuesday formally submitted its climate change strategy to the United Nations, outlining domestic measures it is taking to achieve up to a 28

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1284 sec (8 req/sec)