Confirmed Oil Slick from Montara Well Head

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

AMSA’s specialist aircraft conducted another two observation flights on Sept. 4 to determine what is happening with the oil leak from the Montara well head platform. Trained observers confirm that the major part of the slick remains in the vicinity of the platform and that the closest oil to shore is still around 170 km away.

Observers on board the aircraft are highly trained to distinguish oil in the water. Untrained observers often mistake other organic matter such as coral spawn or algal bloom for oil.

Observers on board the aircraft also located natural phenomena (coral spawn/algal bloom) approximately 100 kilometres from shore between the platform and the West Australian coastline.

AMSA remains focused on removing oil from the water and mitigating risk to the environment.

The vessel Lady Gerda is again providing dispersant spraying on the oil that has leaked from the Montara well head platform today. Two vessels are also providing containment and recovery operations using boom and skimming equipment.

AMSA’s liaison with both Federal and State agencies, including oil and environmental specialists with
regard to the clean-up operation remains ongoing.

Maritime Reporter October 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


US Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Offshore Drilling

A group of U.S. Senators on the West Coast have introduced a bill Wednesday aiming to prohibit offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf of California, Oregon and Washington.

Danish-South Korean Co-operation Strengthened

The Danish-South Korean Green Growth Alliance met for roundtable talks yesterday. The Minister for Business and Growth's meeting with the South Korean Minister

Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turn in 2017

Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the international rig market could turn around in 2017.   Rig rates have more


HMS Protector Deployed to Antarctic

Ice ship HMS Protector is heading for waters no Royal Navy vessel has visited in 80 years as she begins a marathon deployment to Antarctica. The Plymouth-based

Moody Upgrades Port of Palm Beach

The Port of Palm Beach District announced that Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. upgraded the Port of Palm Beach District senior rating to Baa3 from Ba1, and reported the outlook to be stable.

Newport News Shipbuilding Converts to Natural Gas

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has converted its steam-generation plant from heavy fuel oil, also known as Bunker C,

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar
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: 0.1008 sec (10 req/sec)