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Oil spill in Novorossiysk

The "eco-radar" monitoring network of reservoirs will allow to determine the source of the disaster.

How did it happen?
Volley release of oil from the Greek tanker Minerva Symphony occurred in the Black Sea near Novorossiysk.

According to the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences , on August 7, an oil spill occurred in Novorossiysk 6 km from the coast on a remote mooring device while loading a tanker from the terminal of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC). The spill area was 200 square meters. m, volume - about 12 cubic meters. m.

During the injection of oil onto the Greek oil tanker Minerva Symphony from the external loading device VPU-1 CPC, located in the Yuzhnaya Ozerovka area.

“Indeed, there are problems - a volley of crude oil from the Minerva Symphony, the home port of Piraeus, the flag of Greece. When loading from the CPC (Caspian Pipeline Consortium) terminal, a remote oil loading device - this is in the sea, six kilometers from the coast - there was a release of crude oil. The volume is not clear, ”the agency’s interlocutor explained.

They also reported that a special operational headquarters had already been created with the participation of the forces and means of the CPC. “They involve their professional emergency response units, which deal with the aftermath. We alerted the forces of the branch of the Marine Rescue Service, but the request from the owner of the terminal has not yet been received, ”the source said.
Oil spills cause great harm to the environment, marine life and ecology in general, in order to prevent such disasters, people began to create equipment and devices that fix and help avoid oil spills. One of the types of this equipment is "Eco-radar".
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