Fabiana Martins

Source: Fabiana Martins

Op-Ed: New Oil Spills in Brazil - What Now, José?

By Fabiana Martins 2019-10-15 17:23:20

Some 15 years ago the methanol tanker Vicuna, while anchored in the Paranaguá (PR) Bay in Brazil, was engulfed in an explosion from an undetermined source. The result the tragic death of four people, total loss of the ship and much of the 4,000 tonne methanol cargo which was either burned or evaporated.  Without contingency and appropriate resources ashore, the resulting spill of over 13,000 Bbls mix of oils including heavy fuel oil (bunker or IFO-180), marine diesel and lubricants...

Continue Reading...
More News Stories