oil slick

Antony to chair meeting on ship incidents


August 8th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will Wednesday chair a meeting of maritime security brass from the navy and the coast guard to assess how an unmanned ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mumbai oil spill decreasing: Defence ministry


August 8th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian defence and maritime authorities Monday said the oil flow from the sunken ship Rak Carrier has decreased, compared to a day earlier.According to a statement ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bugs made world’s biggest oil slick disappear fast


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) More than a year after the world's biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lingering questions about how it disappeared so quickly still exercise scientists. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tar balls spoiling Goa beaches may stay till October: Government


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Goa's tourism season, which begins in October, could be in peril. The state government has conceded that the tar ball phenomenon which has layered several beaches with ugly, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Black tar balls appear on Goa beaches


August 31st, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) An unexplained oil spill off the Goa coast has resulted in black balls of hardened oil washing ashore on most beaches in south Goa and some parts of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NCC cadets clean up oil spill off in Mumbai


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 22 (ANI): The National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets conducted a clean-up operation on the mangroves, which were all but destroyed due to the recent oil spill off the coast of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mumbai coast oil spill stops ship movement; Moradabad exporters incur losses


August 14th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0 Normal 0By Vibhav PoravMoradabad, Aug 14 (ANI): Exporters in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jairam Ramesh visits oil spill site


August 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) A week after the ship collision, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh Saturday visited the site of the oil spill off Mumbai coast to take stock ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mumbai coast oil spill has shipping companies lamenting losses


August 12th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjeev ShuklaMumbai, Aug 12 (ANI): Shipping companies are reportedly lamenting their losses following suspension of ship movement to and from the ports of Mumbai and Nhava Sheva due to the oil ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Navy launches survey of Mumbai harbour shipping channel


August 11th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Navy's survey vessel, INS Yamuna, Wednesday conducted a survey of the entire shipping channel leading to and from the Bombay Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oil spill under control, says Chavan


August 10th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 10 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday said no fresh leakage has been reported from the sinking Panamanian vessel off the Mumbai coast, adding that the clean up ... Read more...

Posted in National |

No fresh reports of oil leak off Mumbai coast


August 10th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 10 (ANI): The anti-pollution operations are still on here to neutralise the oil effect, as no fresh oil leak was reported on Tuesday following the collision of two cargo ships ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Oil spill disaster is a wake up call for port authorities of the country, says Vikhe Patil


August 9th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug.9 (ANI): Maharashtra Minister for Transport Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Monday said that the port authorities of India should enhance their managerial equipments in order to cope up with disasters and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

The Navy, Coast Guard tries to contain oil spill off Mumbai coast


August 9th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 9 (ANI): The Navy and the Coast Guard are continuing their effort to contain the oil spill off the coast of Mumbai on Monday caused by the collision between two ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Obama’s grass widower days over with a birthday bash (Lead)


August 9th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) President Barack Obama's grass widower days are over with a happy ending - daddy's little girl was back in his arms for a belated birthday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fishermen demand compensation for oil spill losses


August 9th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The 800,000-strong fishing community in Maharashtra Monday demanded compensation for what they claimed were huge losses to their trade following the oil spill outside Mumbai. The state government and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Efforts on to check oil spill spreading along Konkan coast


August 9th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Efforts continued on a war-footing Monday to combat the oil spill from a Panaman ship that crashed into another vessel in Mumbai harbour as it threatened to spread ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Efforts on to check worst oil spill in Arabian Sea (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) The authorities Sunday launched efforts on a war footing to combat an unprecedented oil spill in the Arabian Sea, spanning around two miles, from a Panaman ship which ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Efforts on to check oil spill off Mumbai (Lead)


August 8th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) The authorities Sunday launched efforts on a war footing to combat the oil spill from a Panaman ship which crashed into another vessel in Mumbai harbour, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oil-eating bacteria cleaning China oil spill


July 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Over 23 tonnes of oil-eating bacteria are being used to clean up an oil spill off the coast of northeast China's Dalian City, four days after pipelines exploded ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russia proposes setting up special fund for tackling oil spills


June 28th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia proposes setting up of a special fund for tackling consequences of oil spills as well as to insure against such risks and Moscow will pass a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gulf of Mexico disaster “is US’ environmental 9/11″, says Obama


June 14th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has said that the Gulf of Mexico disaster "echoes 9/11" because it will change the nation's psyche for years to come.The massive ongoing oil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘I can’t suck Gulf of Mexico oil spill with a straw,’ says Obama


June 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama had recently told Louisiana residents battling against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that he cannot "suck it up with a straw".The massive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Simple polymer-based filter cleans water, recovers oil


June 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh engineering professor has developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated in a chemical polymer that blocks oil while ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama slams BP, says ‘way too early’ for optimism


June 5th, 2010 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said BP was making progress in capping the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but slammed the British energy firm for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US oil spill spreads to Mississippi, Alabama


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (DPA) The massive oil spill that has already washed up on southern Louisiana's coastline has now spread east to the shores of Mississippi and Alabama, government officials said Wednesday. Admiral ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cleaning Up the BP Oil Spill & Preventive measures For Sick Workers


May 30th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The latest incident of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has raised the hackles of Congressmen and ordinary citizens alike. Senator Mary Landrieu of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gulf Oil Leak enraging and heartbreaking: Obama


May 30th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that he is heartbroken at BP's failure to stem the oil flow in the Gulf Oil slick that would have devastating ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama surveys Gulf as BP’s top-kill effort continues


May 29th, 2010 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (DPA) President Barack Obama toured Louisiana's southern coastline Friday to survey what has become the worst-ever US oil disaster, as energy company BP's critical top-kill operation to cap ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama arrives in Gulf as top-kill effort continues


May 28th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama arrived in Louisiana Friday to tour what has become the worst-ever US oil disaster, as energy company BP's critical top-kill operation to cap ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oil slick keeps Singapore beaches closed


May 28th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 28 (DPA) Singapore's popular east coast beaches remained closed on the first day of a month-long school holiday Friday, as an oil spill from a damaged tanker also hit parts ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Admiral Allen approves one section of Louisiana’s barrier island project proposal


May 28th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The National Incident Commander for the BP oil spill, Admiral Thad Allen, on Thursday approved the implementation of one section of Louisiana's barrier island project proposal that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oil patches spotted near Singapore coast


May 26th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 26 (DPA) Singapore's port authority Wednesday said that patches of oil and sheen have been sighted at a naval base on its coast after 2,500 tonnes of crude oil leaked ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP CEO says Gulf oil-slick is “tiny” when compared to a “big ocean”


May 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0New York, May 15 (ANI): The chief executive of BP, Tony Hayward, has shamelessly tried to extenuate his company's colossal mistake by saying that the oil-slick in the Gulf of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BP working on new approach as Obama loses patience


May 15th, 2010 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (DPA) BP hoped to start siphoning crude oil out of a ruptured well by Saturday, pending its success in inserting a smaller pipe into a larger one to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe