Once again The Green Blue has teamed up with the Environment Agency to tackle diffuse pollution - this time encouraging boaters to think about how and where they discharge their black water. In the Solent we have fast flowing tides, so their advice is relatively straightforward. For more information, click here
lOW Council are cooperating with the Environment Agency in a trial to predict short term pollution on beaches at Shanklin and Cowes. Click here to read more.
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Posted on 01 Apr 2008 Single Hull Tankers Your Council still strives to minimise the risk of oil pollution in the Solent by securing the agreement of the tankers owners and their cargo receivers not to transit the western Solent via the Needles in a laden condition. Coastal tankers, many only with single hulls, loaded … Continue reading Shipping in Solent Waters
Posted on 26 Jan 2007 Following the grounding of MSC Napoli off Branscombe Beach, the Solent Protection Society calls on all those responsible for bringing cargo vessels into the Solent to continue reviewing and tightening up safety standards. The unfortunate grounding of MSC Napoli off Branscombe Beach in Devon and the subsequent leaking of oil … Continue reading MSC NAPOLI – Solent Protection Society warns that a similar oil spill could happen in the Solent
Posted on 04 Sep 2005 After a long crusade The Solent Protection Society has basic understanding from both the oil companies operating in Solent waters that they will use only double hull tankers, significantly diminishing the possibility of an oil spill in the Solent, which would have devastating consequences. Solent Protection Society started its campaign … Continue reading Victory for Solent Protection Society on single hull tankers
Posted on 28 Feb 2005 On 4th February 2005 an Esso chartered medium sized single hull tanker collided with a similar ship in open sea 27 miles north off Port Said, Egypt resulting in a reported spill of about 6,000 barrels of Esso crude oil into the almost tideless Mediterranean. The world tanker fleet is … Continue reading Esso oil spill prompts Solent Protection Society further call for Esso to use only double hull tankers to Fawley Refinery
Posted on 13 Dec 2004 Just over two weeks ago a 21 year old single bottom tanker struck a submerged object in the Delaware River just south of Philadelphia, USA spilling about 1,500 tons of Venezuelan crude oil which, it has been reported, has created an oil slick stretching up to 45 miles. U.S. politicians … Continue reading Delaware River disaster could happen in The Solent
The Italian owned 5,954 ton chemical tanker "Attilio Ievoli" ran aground off the Lymington River last Thursday. This vessel, built in October 1995, has a double bottom but single sides and was employed by Esso Fawley. Fortunately, she was refloated on a rising tide 4 hours later without any oil spill and, after a under … Continue reading Would Esso employ “Attilio Ievoli” again in our waters?