Marea Bariera de Corali risca o uriasa contaminare cu petrol

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O nava maritima chinezeasca este pe cale sa se dezmembreze dupa ce a esuat la nord-est de Australia, avand rezervorul fisurat si amenintand cu o deversare de petrol de mari proportii o portiune din regiunea maritima protejata cunoscuta sub numele de Marea Bariera de Corali.

Vaporul Shen Neng 1, care transporta 65.000 de tone de carbune din Queensland, Australia, avea la bord 950 de tone de petrol cand s-a lovit cu viteza maxima de un banc de corali intr-o zona gazduita de Parcul Marin „Marea Bariera de Corali”, inclus in patrimoniul mondial, scrie BBC News. O parte din petrol s-a scurs deja in apa in urma impactului, iar autoritatile maritime locale se tem ca nava se va dezmembra, cauzand o contaminare si mai mare.

Autoritatile australiene spun ca vaporul se afla intr-o zona protejata si interzisa navigatului, mult in afara canalelor de navigatie pe care trebuia sa le urmeze. Pana acum, ele au imprastiat substante chimice pentru a inlatura pericolul unei deversari de proportii si au avut o incercare esuata de a repune in stare de plutire nava lunga de 230 de metri, cu rezervorul fisurat.

Avioanele care survoleaza zona impactului au detectat mici pete de petrol pe suprafata apei, la 4km de nava. Se estimeaza ca ar fi vorba de o cantitate de doua tone.

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  1. Ecomasturbatoru on

    “Autoritatile australiene spun ca vaporul se afla intr-o zona protejata si interzisa navigatului, mult in afara canalelor de navigatie pe care trebuia sa le urmeze.”
    Pai si cine va plati bagubele (care oricum vor fi mai ceva ca cele produse de exxon valdez in 1989 ?) CHINEZOII aia de ce se aflau atit de departe de rutele navigabile?

    • Cica ar fi luat-o pe scurtatura, zic stirile de pe aici. Mai mare daraua decit ocaua ca acum amenzile sint pe masura.

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  3. exista un pic de raca intre china si australia dupa ce guvernul de la canberra nu a acceptat cumpararea de catre china a unei mari companii miniere. china deja a condamnat un cetatean australian (de origine chineza ) la 10 ani pt coruptie. Stern Hu era director la rio tinto. canberra a condamnat china asupra procesului directorului rio tinto . Procesul s-a tinut cu usile inchise :).
    trageti voi concluziile

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  5. Ma, Exxon Valdez a poluat cu titei , asta are pacura.
    Exxon a poluat cu marfa din tancuri , asta va polua cu muuuult mai putin din cauza ca tancurile de combustibil sunt mai mici decat tancurile de marfa de la un petrolier(asta e vrachier).
    950 de tone de petrol sunt relativ usor de strans , daca cumva vor iesi din tancuri.
    Nu vreau sa minimizez stirea , dar nu e nici sfarsitul recifului.
    Pagubele vor fi platite de asiguratori( in cazul in care nava are asigurare) , dar in limita a 500 mil de dolari.

  6. Aveti aici un articol dintr-o revista din domeniu , de la oameni care stiu despre ce e vorba acolo.

    “THE grounding of the panamax bulk carrier Shen Neng 1 on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is almost certain to prompt action by the Australian authorities against the vessel’s owner or operator.

    Some reports have linked the vessel with Chinese shipping conglomerate Cosco, but Lloyd’s List investigations have not confirmed any Cosco interest in the vessel. The ship is owned by Shenzhen Energy Transport, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Energy, which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

    The only confirmed connection with Cosco is that the vessel’s technical manager Tosco Keymax International Ship Management is joint-venture company, in which Cosco subsidiary Tianjin Ocean Shipping has a 60% stake.

    It is not clear whether the ship was carrying cargo for its owner’s account or another charterer. Which company would be the exact target for any legal action is therefore uncertain at this stage.

    The ship’s ownership was also confirmed by the London P&I Club, with which the ship is entered for P&I cover. A spokesman for the London Club said it was co-operating with the Australian authorities with regard to action to prevent pollution.

    The incident has reignited controversy over the navigation of large commercial vessels in the environmentally sensitive area. Although the leakage of fuel oil appeared to be relatively small and the risk of the vessel breaking up seemed to be receding, the grounding could also lead to further restrictions on the navigation of large vessels in the environmentally sensitive area.

    Shen Neng 1 had just sailed from Gladstone with a full cargo of coal bound for China. The ship ran aground on Douglas Shoal close to the Capricorn group of reefs at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef Maritime Park, about 50 miles from Gladstone.

    Some reports have speculated that the ship might have been taking a short cut from approved routes, but the London Club said that it was “happy with the vessel’s passage plan”, which was entirely “in order”. But it added that it was too early to say why the ship had strayed from its planned course and run aground.

    Whatever, the exact cause turns out to be, there are already renewed calls for compulsory pilotage in the area close to the Great Barrier Reef. Australian politicians, including prime minister Kevin Rudd, and environmental groups, wasted no time in condemning the incident and calling for action to be taken. There could also be demands for tighter rules on the routes taken by large ships.

    Although restrictions in what are international waters would be controversial, any new measures could potentially add significantly to voyage distances and costs for ships carrying Australian bulk exports from ports on the East Coast, such as Gladstone.

    The London Club spokesman confirmed to Lloyd’s List that the owner has signed a Lloyd’s Open Form salvage agreement with Svitzer.

    The salvage company said to Lloyd’ List that two of its tugs are on the scene, Austral Salvor from Brisbane and Tom Tough from Gladstone. They are connected to Shen Neng 1 and attempting to keep the vessel under control. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has deployed the larger, Swire-owned, tug/supply vessel Pacific Responder to deal with any oil spills.

    Although the ship had about 950 tonnes of fuel onboard, the London Club said the latest reports it had received indicated that pollution was limited to small globules of oil, which was being treated effectively with dispersants.

    No attempt is being made to refloat the ship at present, the main focus being to prevent any further discharge of bunker fuel and to stabilise the vessel.

    “It is too early to determine when a refloat attempt might be made, although it is unlikely to happen in coming days at least. It is essential to fully understand all the risks before making a refloat attempt. ” a Svitzer spokesman in Australia told Lloyd’s List.

  7. pentru o rafuiala intre 2 tari are de suferit natura prin poluare inconstienta?
    alea doua tone pierdute in apa plus altele cu siguranta inseamna cu mult mai mult decat diversele metode bizare de pastrare a mediului cum ar fi: sa cresti cica mai putine animale si sa devenim vegetarieni. animalele polueaza mai mult zic “specialistii.”
    sa tii o ora pe an lumina inchisa, macar de 100 ori pe an sa stigem lumina sa se vada vreun efect.
    asta nu inseamna sa te gandesti, ee ei au varsat cateva tone in mare eu daca in 10 ani arunci 500 kg deseuri prin paduri, spatii verzi, in apa ..e foarte bine.
    nu se face asa.

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