Delaware Bay Oil Spill Update

Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) continue to lead the recovery and clean-up of oil spilled in the upper Delaware Bay. As a preventive measure, the NJDEP has closed 70,000 acres of New Jersey's oyster beds to prevent potential environmental contamination. The Captain of the Port of Philadelphia has also issued a safety broadcast to mariners informing them of the obstructions to navigation due to the deployment of protective booming. Under direction of the Captain of the Port, protective booming which will limit or prohibit access to waterways has been placed in Back Creek, Nantuxet Creek, Fortescue Creek and Dividing Creek on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Bay. On the Delaware side of the bay, water access to Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge from Leipsic River south to Little River will be obstructed. Over-flights of the area conducted by a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City and a Delaware State Police helicopter scanned the bay and shoreline today looking for shoreline impact and found a minimal amount of baseball sized oily concentrations and sheening primarily located on the Delaware side of the bay and in the vicinity of Port Mahon, DE. Shoreline assesment teams have also been deployed and have found no impact to shorelines. An undetermined amount of oily product was spilled. Miller Environmental, Clean Ventures Marine and Delaware River and Bay Cooperative have been contracted for the recovery and clean-up operations. The cause of the spill is under investigation.
Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


U.S. Investigators Head to Florida to Probe Ship Lost in Hurricane

Federal safety investigators traveled to Florida on Tuesday to investigate the U.S. container ship lost at sea after being hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, leaving

Northern Fleet to Conduct Anti-terrorist Exercises

The sailors of the Northern Fleet will conduct anti-terrorism exercises at Novaya Zemlya. During the exercise, the coast will be a landing. The landing will

US Orders EPA to Rewrite Ship Ballast Water Dumping Rules

A federal appeals court in New York ordered the government to rewrite its rules regulating the discharge of ballast water by ships, in a victory for environmental

Coast Guard

USCG Search for Missing Crew of El Faro

Coast Guard search and rescue crews continue searching for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro Monday night, covering a total search area of more than 160,574 square nautical miles.

USCG: Missing Cargo Ship El Faro Believed to Have Sunk

The U.S. Coast Guard now believes that the missing cargo ship El Faro sank after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, a spokesman said on Monday.

Man Medevacs from Boxship Off Santa Rosa Island

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 46-year-old man from a 738-foot container ship approximately 6 miles south of Santa Rosa Island, Sunday. At 10:01 a.

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair 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: 0.2786 sec (4 req/sec)