Oil Tanker Spill Statistics 2017 and other Major Oil Spills in History

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) TOPF is a not-for-profit organisation established on behalf of the world’s shipowners and their insurers to promote effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other hazardous substances. Technical services include emergency response, advice on cleanup techniques, damage assessment, claims analysis, assistance with spill response planning and the provision of training and information. Since 1968, ITOPF technical staff have responded onsite…

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DNVGL – Tanker Update 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In the last edition of TANKER UPDATE, DNVGL argues that increased ordering of crude oil tankers does not necessarily mean a prolonged period of subdued earnings. In light of continued oil demand growth, global inventories falling to their five-year mean level or US exports rapidly increasing their pace, the expected demand for tankers seemed quite robust anyway. On the flip…

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Flashback in history: EXXON VALDEZ oil spill, 24 March 1989

On 24 March 1989, the single-hull tanker EXXON VALDEZ was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska with a full load of North Slope crude oil (approximately 1.26 million barrels) destined for Long Beach when it grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. The resulting oil spill (approximately 258,000 barrels), while not the largest in…

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Ship Statutory Alert: New requirements for stability instruments on Tankers, effective from 1st January 2016

Applicability: oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers. New requirements for onboard stability instruments applicable to all tankers will be effective from 1st January 2016. MARPOL Annex I Ch.4, the IBC/BCH Code and the IGC/GC Code have all been amended, requiring tankers to be fitted with a stability instrument capable of handling both intact and…

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