OIL SPILL AFTER ATTACKS ON FOUR OIL TANKERS IN UAE WATERS

Satellite imagery have revealed a likely bunker spill from one of the four vessels that were attacked near Fujairah emirate, in the gulf of Oman on 12 May.[1] The damaged ship is Bahri’s very large crude carrier (VLCC) Amjad. This maritime route is particularly critical, as Fujairah is the only Emirati terminal located on the…

New campagin on sovereign blue bond in the Seychelles

During the Our Ocean Conference in October 2018, the Seychelles became the first state launching the sovereign blue bond, a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. Within this framework, the Seychellois authorities are now announcing the launching of a campaign of information on the bond. The campaign will start in April and it…

30 Days at Sea

Interpol and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the results of the month-long operation “30 Days at Sea” launched between 1 and 31 October, where 122 national coordinators supported the international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution. As a result of this global effort, 276 law enforcement and environmental agencies detected over 500 offences…

CRIMARIO in the news: Seychelles DRDM describes CRIMARIO oil spill exercise the most intense ever undertaken

According to this article, the director of the Seychellois Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM) Paul Labaleine defined the two-day table-top exercise organised by the CRIMARIO project to test the country’s  response capabilities to oil spill pollution as “the most intense ever undertaken”. He remarked that apart from the exercise, the event also consisted…

EU CRIMARIO: Crisis Management Exercise against oil spilling in Seychelles

Crisis management exercises are regularly conducted by Seychelles maritime authorities, with the support of international organisations, namely European Union. The European Union is particularly involved in strengthening the maritime security in the Indian Ocean with EUNAVFOR Atalanta operation (European Navy vessels patrolling and monitoring the IO waters), and the Critical Maritime Routes programme, including the…

EMSA publishes the new “Pollution Response Services” brochure

On 14 September, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) published its new “Pollution Response Services – Supporting Pollution Response for Cleaner European Seas” brochure. EMSA offers a range of services to help coastal States around Europe respond quickly, effectively and efficiently to marine pollution from ships and oil and gas installations. The services offered can…