Delaware Oil Spill Update

Tuesday, December 21, 2004
The Unified Command continues oil clean-up and recovery efforts, but inclement weather may affect operations, delaying or halting them in some instances to ensure the safety of clean-up workers.

The incident is still under investigation and the final results of that investigation are not expected to be released for several months.

Latest oil spill information:

Over 1,700 responders are working in the command center and along the Delaware River.

130 vessels are deployed in the response effort.

35,799 gallons of oil and oily liquid and 1,817 gallons of submerged oil have been recovered.

2,008 tons of oily solids (cleanup materials and oil) have been collected.

Eleven waterfront facilities have been decontaminated thus far.

Experts report 291 captured birds have survived, 247 of which have been cleaned thus far; 158 birds are reported deceased.

Oil has affected approximately 57 miles of shoreline from the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge to south of the Smyrna River in Delaware, mainly light patches of oil and a very light sheen. Refer to the Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Chart for detailed information.

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

Environmental

VPS Raises Concerns Over Revised Rules for Fuels

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas

China to Enforce Low Sulphur ECA in Yangtze River Delta

Vessels calling ports in China’s Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, will be required to burn low sulphur fuel while at berth from April 1 this year.   China’s

USCG Issues Zika Virus Precautions

Recently, the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health emergency. This has prompted questions from the maritime industry regarding

Electronics

Videotel, Safebridge JV for Onboard ECDIS Certification

Videotel, a provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, has joined forces with online maritime training business Safebridge GmbH,

Drones Allow Surveys Without Scaffolds

DNV GL has completed several tests using drones to support hull surveys of vessels. Using drones to visually check the condition of remote structural components

Rotterdam Port Connector Starting to Bear Fruit

The Rotterdam, which connects supply and demand online, has officially rounded off the test phase. It has been six months since the port of Rotterdam’s innovative

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.0718 sec (14 req/sec)