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    Fossil fuel has progressed from great discovery to extinction harbinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post

    I really just do not understand how something like that happens. Sure- loss of steering, loss of propulsion, etc... but to just drive into a reef

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    sheer incompetence. Its all a race to the bottom. Lowest cost for crew and equipment gives the Japanese owners larger profits.
    Employ the least qualified you can get away with - pay them as little as you can get away with and this is the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    sheer incompetence. Its all a race to the bottom. Lowest cost for crew and equipment gives the Japanese owners larger profits.
    Employ the least qualified you can get away with - pay them as little as you can get away with and this is the result.
    Spot on.When this Bulky ran aground a week or so ago I immediately started thinking of the competence of the crew and what the condition was of the navigation equipment on the bridge.There are a lot of accidents waiting to happen on the seas these days.
    I used to work in the Offshore industry.As I was the go to guy for the Classification inspectors and the Flag Inspectors etc I have heard many many scary stories of ships at sea and what the conditions were and how the owners openly offer these Inspectors HUGE bribes to sign off on the inspections.
    These Inspections carried out are for machinery , seaworthiness, safety , security and qualifications and competence of crews and many other surveys.Some annually some 5 yearly (Dry Docking)
    A lot of the owners of 1 ship are hiring unqualified people and paying peanuts to boost profit.
    This is the result.
    Just for interest here is a website that records accidents at sea.Many of these accidents are due to cheap labor.


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    Mauritius announces state of emergency over oil spill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Mauritius announces state of emergency over oil spill

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/08/w...ntl/index.html
    Mauritius has only themselves to thank for that.
    That vessel has been there long enough for them to have done more than talk about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    Mauritius has only themselves to thank for that.
    That vessel has been there long enough for them to have done more than talk about it.
    Exactly.
    My daughter stays there (in Point D'Esney) and for 13 days the government did buggerall.
    My daughter has worked for 2 days straight now as a volunteer, stuffing sugar cane leaves in shade cloth worms trying to suck up as much as possible of the oil.
    Their government is just another incompetent African government.
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    It surely would have been a fairly simple exercise to pump out the bunker fuel in a time span like that? All it needed was a will to do it?C
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    Ship cost to maintain in present economic climate just to much to bear for owners.
    Slightly off course massive insurance claim.
    No more idle time and maintenance costs.
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    May end up being like the Romelia.
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    Ship has broken apart now. Hope they mange to remove it without much more damage. I expect a set of lawsuits will follow.

    I still don't understand at all how a big ship like this is allowed to route so close to the shore without a very watchful eye as it passes

    -I see shipping routes do routinely route fairly close to shores, but one would think -with today's tech, the authorities would have full-time monitoring of potentially risky traffic? -especially where the economy very heavily relies on pristine environments.





    Regretfully, Capesize bulk carrier WAKASHIO, which ran aground on the reefs off Pointe Desny, southeast Mauritius, at around 1600 UTC Jul 25, broke in two, understood on Aug 15, notwithstanding salvage attempts. The bigger, fore, half of the ship is to be towed away or is already under tow, destination unknown. Aft part with superstructure, engine room and fuel tanks, remains on the reefs, posing none or minimal pollution threat, because all fuel was siphoned out during salvage operation. There is no “ecological disaster” or “catastrophe”, even if stern remains on reefs to be dismantled on the site.
    Capesize bulk carrier WAKASHIO, IMO 9337119, dwt 203130, built 2007, flag Panama, manager NAGASHIKI SHIPPING CO LTD.
    Owner Statement Aug 16:
    Nagashiki Shipping Co., Ltd. the owner and manager of the bulk carrier, M/V Wakashio, report the following update in relation to the grounding of the vessel off the island of Mauritius on July 25th 2020 and the resulting breach of a bunker tank on August 6th 2020.
    It was confirmed on August 15 that the vessel has broken into two sections.
    Situation of leaked Fuel Oil, (as of August 15th.)
    As of July 25th, Local time, when the vessel ran aground, it had approximately 3,800 MT of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil(VLSFO) and 200 MT of Diesel Oil(DO) onboard.
    The remaining quantity onboard, which is estimated to be around 3,000MT of oil has been recovered from the vessel and transferred to small tankers by August 12th, Local Time.
    Approximately 100 MT of Lubricant oil and Residual oil onboard had been collected by August 14th. An amount of unrecovered oil is believed to have leaked out of the vessel. In order to collect and clean up the oil, booms and absorbents have been deployed to prevent the oil reaching the shore.
    At approximately 14:00 local time on August 15th, a crack in the cargo hold No. 8 to the stern side progressed. This caused the vessel to break. A towage plan will be implemented to tow the forward part of the vessel.
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    It’s a huge loss for shipowner Nagashiki Shipping Co., Ltd, but it is not and it won’t be “ecological catastrophe”, if speaking realistically. 1,000 tons of leaked oil are a pollution problem, but by no means a disaster. It is not something out of human control, something to bring about irreparable damages. In a year or less, the waters around will be as clean as they were. If aft part of the ship remains on the reefs, it will be dismantled on the site, and that, also, won’t have any negative consequences for the area. Mauritius by the way, and locals, seem to be concerned not so much by “apocalypse”, as by future reparations. If anything, they’ll get more than they lose. Media meanwhile, is doubling down on “tragedy”, in full accordance with the trend and globalist agenda – everything humans do, as long as it’s productive, creative and serves mankind, is bad, is destructive, is evil. Sick agenda, sick media, sick, satanic ideas. We come to this world to live, to love, to create and produce, not to survive in misery and hunger, in the name of saving the planet from non-existent threats, fabricated by lusting for power maniacs.
    I’m disgusted by the trend of making from each and every accident a catastrophe. WAKASHIO disaster isn’t a catastrophe.








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    Two great fishing boats hanging there.... 3m of Cordex and the prop will be off as well, at a few thousand $ per ton, the locals could make a few bucks.
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    With modern navigation aids this should never have happened. Looks like the spill was small. All oil spills are potentially dangerous in the short term as oil is organic and bio degradable. Bacteria munches it away rapidly as it's made of dead organic material, stuff bacteria lives on. The media plays on the ignorance of the public using sensationalism to sell their stories. St Greta and the globalists also dishonestly use this platform.

    In one area I worked where the sea is relatively shallow, off Cabinda, Angola, oil bubbles to the surface from the seabed. The sea surface in calm weather and the waves on the beach have a rainbow oil sheen. Crews of platforms and vessels in specific areas have to be trained in Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) survival due to the gas coming up with the oil through the seabed. Each crew member is certified, carries a gas mask and wears a personal H2S detector. H2S smells like rotten eggs in low concentrations but is odourless in deadly concentrations, hence the detector.

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    Help me out here....Bunker fuel is the dregs of the barrel...

    the only things denser than bunker fuel are carbon black feedstock and bituminous residue (asphalt), which is used for paving ...
    ...and the leak was bunker fuel.

    Further I read up on Exxon Valdez spill from 1989.

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    On March 24, 2014, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the spill, NOAA scientists reported that some species seem to have recovered, with the sea otter the latest creature to return to pre-spill numbers. Scientists who have monitored the spill area for the last 25 years report that concern remains for one of two pods of local orca whales, with fears that one pod may eventually die out.[32] Federal scientists estimate that between 16,000 and 21,000 US gallons (61 to 79 m3) of oil remains on beaches in Prince William Sound and up to 450 miles (725 km) away. Some of the oil does not appear to have biodegraded at all. A USGS scientist who analyses the remaining oil along the coastline states that it remains among rocks and between tide marks. "The oil mixes with seawater and forms an emulsion...Left out, the surface crusts over but the inside still has the consistency of mayonnaise – or mousse."[33] Alaska state senator Berta Gardner is urging Alaskan politicians to demand that the US government force ExxonMobil to pay the final $92 million (£57 million) still owed from the court settlement. The major part of the money would be spent to finish cleaning up oiled beaches and attempting to restore the crippled herring population.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_Valdez_oil_spill

    So even if the spill was small, the effects could be there to see for some time to come? I know the Valdez spill was huge, but a spill in pristine environment is not to be made light off.
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    Id be seriously pissed off if my favourite local beach had an oil spill and took a year before it came right. I cant see any need for this ship to come within 50 km of Mauritius unless it was for docking purposes.
    Totally avoidable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
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    Help me out here....Bunker fuel is the dregs of the barrel...


    ...and the leak was bunker fuel.
    The misnomer bunker fuel comes from the days when ships had coal fired boilers and coal bunkers. The heavy bituminous fuel replaced coal as it saved on stokers with shovels. It had to be heated before it would flow and the fuel tanks (Bunkers) were heated using the waste from the boiler exhaust. Today, ships run on diesel, the sulphur content determined by the engine builder. Modern engines will not use high sulphur diesel. The bunker misnomer has resulted in the fuel tanks of a ship being called bunkers and the act of taking on fuel being called bunkering.

    A heavy fuel oil Russian warship, a Sovremenny Class Destroyer called into Simon's Town in 1997 and was donated all the heavy fuel oil the South Africans had left in the navy's fuel farm as the last ships in the SA Navy that used heavy fuel oil were the President Class Frigates like the President Kruger. She smoked heavily with thick black smoke when maneuvering to dock. Soviet era ships are among the last heavy fuel ships around.

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    Noticed all the deck hatches on the fwd section of the ship have been opened up.So my guess is it will be towed into deep water and then sunk.
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