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Tag: Oil Spill

Mauritius Declares Environmental Emergency As Stranded Ship Spills Fuel

Johannesburg: The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius declared a state of environmental emergency late Friday after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced the development as satellite images showed a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near environmental areas that the government […]

'IOCL' oil spill in Kaudia River: OSPCB begins investigation

Bhubaneswar/Paradip: A day after reports of an oil spill allegedly from the pipelines of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) in the Kaudia River at Atharbanki in Paradip, a team of officials of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) visited the spot today and collected water samples for tests. The oil spill was first noticed by […]

Pollution Control Vessel 'Sagar Utkal' successfully launched in Paradip

Paradip: A new oil spill response vessel, ‘Sagar Utkal’, for monitoring the oceonographic activities in Odisha was launched at the Paradip port here on Saturday. The vessel has been dedicated to the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project, in order to patrol the coastal areas of Paradip, Dhamra […]