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Tourism in Philippines' Pola hit by oil spill, tourists cancel reservations

Authorities are racing to recover a tanker that sank off Oriental Mindoro province carrying 800,000 litres (211,338 gallons) of industrial fuel oil. Tourists that booked resorts for the summer season and the upcoming Holy Week have already cancelled

An aerial view shows the oil spill from the sunken fuel tanker MT Princess Empress on the shores of Pola, in Oriental Mindoro province, Philippines, March 8, 2023. Tourism in Philippine province hit by oil spill, tourists cancel reservations in peak season (Photo by REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez)
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 05:29 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Pola, Philippines

Southern California beach set to reopen after worst oil spill

City and state beaches in Southern California's Huntington Beach will reopen after water quality tests revealed no detectable levels of oil associated toxins in the ocean water. However visitors must avoid areas that smell of oil nor touch any oiled materials that wash ashore.

Cleanup workers search for contaminated sand and seaweed in front of drilling platforms and container ships about one week after an oil spill from an offshore oil platform. The heavy crude oil spill affected close to 25 miles of coastline in Orange County. Huntington Beach is open but the public is not allowed to enter the water. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 07:43 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Huntington Beach, California

Authorities scramble to clean-up California’s worst oil spill in years

Popular beaches along a 24km stretch of coastline south of Los Angeles were closed from Huntington Beach to Laguna Beach, city officials reported as crews scrambled to clean up one of California’s biggest spills in decades.

‘CATASTROPHIC’: A long-billed curlew walks through oily water near a containment boom on Newport Beach, California.(AFP)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 06:01 AM IST
Agencies | , Huntington Beach

Oil spill makes sand at Mumbai's Juhu Beach turn black

People, who came for a walk in the morning today, said that the oil in the seawater was flowing towards the shore that has turned the sand to black.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that the administration will inspect the situation at the beach. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 07:25 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

10 kiloliter oil spill in Bay of Bengal after vessel's fuel tank leaks

It said the vessel, named Devon, was sailing under the flag of Portugal and was en-route from Colombo in Sri Lanka to Haldia in West Bengal when the fuel leak happened.

The vessel developed an underwater crack in the left side fuel tank containing about 120 kilolitres (KL) of very low sulphur fuel oil(AP/For Representative Purposes Only)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 10:17 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi
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