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Pay attention to Middle East oil spill

...series of Israeli air strikes on a Lebanese power plant, beginning July 13. Between 3 and 15 million gallons of heavy bunker oil are believed to have spilled. Response to the spill has been severely hampered by the Israeli air and sea blockade...
Alaska Digest

...southwest of Anchorage, is home to sensitive wildlife habitat and fisheries. The carrier's 440,000 gallons of heavy bunker oil had been transferred to inboard tanks and the fuel heaters were turned off to thicken the fuel, so in the event of a...
Weather stymies oil spill cleanup

...drift to Unalaska Island, where it grounded Wednesday and broke apart. The ship was carrying 440,000 gallons of heavy bunker oil and about 30,000 gallons of fuel. It split in two over the No. 2 tank, which had a capacity of 140,000 gallons...
Salvagersmay move ship's bow

...the No. 2 tank in the middle of the vessel. The stern holds the breached No. 3 tank containing 104,448 gallons of bunker oil. Though water has entered the tank, most of the oil remains in the tank, said federal incident commander Ron Morris...
State officials concerned spill will affect fisheries

...and Bering Sea snow crab fisheries are also scheduled to open after the new year, and could be affected by the heavy bunker oil and diesel that has spilled from the vessel, officials said. Gary Folley of the state Department of Environmental Conservation...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...means, that they have the financial capability to pay potential spill damages. Vessels carrying heavy fuels -- such as bunker oil, which is hard to clean up -- would have to have financial backing to pay $300 per barrel of storage capacity or...
Craig barge spills fuel

...Craig about 20 years ago, had begun to leak. Originally, it was estimated that only a few gallons of heavy fuel or bunker oil was discharged, but a response team discovered that additional oil had been released to the interior of the barge...
Divers begin removing oil from Alaska shipwreck

...divers have been assessing the wreck since February. They have identified between 14,000 and 34,000 gallons of heavy bunker oil in 10 of the ship's tanks. Four tanks remain to be surveyed. Containment booms and response equipment has been moved...
Regional News
Princess Kathleen oil removal project complete estimated 110,000 gallons of bunker oil and additional amounts of other oils...fuel tanks to help pump the heavy bunker oil. Oil collection equipment separated the bunker oil from the water before it was transferred...
Regional News
Princess Kathleen oil recovery to eclipse $10M

The cost to recover about 110,000 gallons of bunker oil from a sunken ship off Lena Point has surpassed $10 million and likely will cost more than $12 million, U.S. Coast Guard...


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