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Sri Lanka Plugs Leak on Fire-stricken Supertanker

Sep 14, 2020

Sri Lanka has initiated repair work on the ruptured fuel oil tank in the engine room of a stricken fully loaded oil supertanker after plugging the leak, the country's Navy said.The supertanker is currently 52 nautical miles (96 kms) from the Sri Lankan coast, Navy spokesman Indika de Silva said. 'Salvors are on board, they plugged the leak and the repair is still going...They have vacated the ruptured tank and transferred the dirty water into the ballast section…

Kim Heng Forms Subsea Services and Salvage Firm Zale

Sep 11, 2020

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine, Singapore's offshore vessel provider, and offshore wind player, is setting up a new subsidiary named Zale, focused on subsea and emergency response services.Kim Heng said Friday that a new fully owned subsidiary Zale had been incorporated in Singapore…

Sri Lanka Working to Stop Fuel Leak from Fire-hit Oil Tanker

Sep 11, 2020

A salvage team is still trying to plug a fuel leak from the fire-stricken New Diamond oil supertanker, Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Indika de Silva said on Friday.The tanker, which is carrying the about 2 million barrels of oil, caught fire on Sept…

Sri Lanka: Fire-hit Tanker Towed Further Offshore as Wind Picks Up

Sep 10, 2020

The Sri Lankan navy has towed a fire-stricken supertanker further out to sea to keep it off the coast of the Indian Ocean island after the wind picked up strength and changed direction, a spokesman said on Thursday.The tanker, loaded with 2 million barrels oil…

Sri Lanka Douses Another Fire on New Diamond Tanker. Tows it to Deeper Water

Sep 09, 2020

The Sri Lankan navy said on Wednesday it had extinguished another fire on a stricken supertanker loaded with 2 million barrels of oil and is towing it to deeper water.The navy's disaster management team put out the fire that reignited on Monday on the MT New Diamond…

Sri Lanka Has "Better Control" Over Fresh Fire on Supertanker, Navy Says

Sep 08, 2020

Sri Lanka has 'better control' over a fresh fire on a loaded supertanker off the island nation and is looking for any signs of potential oil leaks from the ship. A fire first broke out last Thursday in the engine room of the very large crude…

Fire Breaks Out Again on Stricken Supertanker Offshore Sri Lanka

Sep 07, 2020

Firefighters are again battling flames aboard a fully loaded oil supertanker off Sri Lanka, the island's nation's navy said on Monday, four days after fire first broke out on the New Diamond.'Fresh flames have risen in the funnel section of…

No Real Danger of Oil Spill from Burning Oil Tanker, Sri Lanka Navy Says

Sep 04, 2020

There is no real risk of a spill from a fully loaded supertanker that caught fire off the east coast of Sri Lanka, a senior official in the Indian Ocean nation's navy said on Friday.The fire that broke out in the engine room of the New Diamond…

Fire Erupts at Exxon's Baytown complex; 37 Hurt

Jul 31, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp said it was fighting a fire that erupted on Wednesday at its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex injuring 37 people and sending nearby residents indoors.As many as 37 people were being treated for non-life threatening injuries amid efforts to put out the fire…

Crude Oil Spill Near Port Sulphur, La.

Dec 10, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it is responding to a crude oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou, southwest of Port Sulphur, La.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that the well was reported to be leaking…

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