Tag: <span>Oil Spill</span>

ITF voices concerns over Wakashio grounding
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ITF voices concerns over Wakashio grounding

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents 1.4 million seafarers, has today expressed growing concern at the Wakashio grounding situation and for the welfare of its crew. The Japanese-owned ship beached along the Mauritius coast last week, and has begun to break apart, with oil now risking the pristine maritime environment. Chair of the...

IMO joins efforts to combat Wakashio oil spill
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IMO joins efforts to combat Wakashio oil spill

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined international efforts to assist the Government of Mauritius, following an oil leak from the bulk carrier Wakashio, which ran aground on 25 July off Pointe d’Esny natural area, south-eastern coast of Mauritius. Approximately 3,894 tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil, 207 tonnes of diesel and 90 tonnes of lubricant...

Norwegian Maritime Directorate issues first vessel e-certificates
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Norwegian Maritime Directorate issues first vessel e-certificates

The Norwegian Maritime Directorate has issued the first electronic vessel certificates that document that a shipping company has sufficient insurance to cover any claims for oil spills. The Transitional Civil Liability Convention for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC) certificate and the Certificate on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (CLB) are the first certificates to...