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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:45 PM

An oil tanker with 50-60 million gallons of oil is currently sinking in the Gulf of Paria-Venezuela



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An oil tanker with 50-60 million gallons of oil is currently sinking in the Gulf of Paria. That's 5x more than the Exxon Valdez spill.

The Venezuelan government is denying any problems. If the world doesn't act now, this will be one of the biggest disasters ever.

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Reply An oil tanker with 50-60 million gallons of oil is currently sinking in the Gulf of Paria-Venezuela (Original post)
Nevilledog Oct 17 OP
Demovictory9 Oct 17 #1
crickets Oct 17 #2
Boogiemack Oct 17 #3
sl8 Oct 17 #4
Mersky Oct 17 #5
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:16 PM

1. Nooooooooo

Do something usa

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:23 PM

2. Dangit, 2020. Enough already! 😢

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:24 PM

3. What happened to cause it to sink?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:33 PM

4. From early September, "Venezuela Has Hard Time Emptying Tanker at Risk of Sinking"

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-03/venezuela-sanctions-hinder-plans-to-take-oil-from-listing-tanker

Venezuela Has Hard Time Emptying Tanker at Risk of Sinking

By Fabiola Zerpa
September 2, 2020, 8:20 PM EDT
Updated on September 3, 2020, 10:25 AM EDT

Venezuela is finding it difficult to secure a vessel on which to empty an oil tanker at risk of sinking off its coast because of U.S. sanctions, a person familiar with the situation said.

The sanctions are scaring off foreign tankers from potentially taking the 1.1 million barrels of crude out of the Venezuela-flagged Nabarima floating storage unit, said the person, who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to comment publicly. Previous plans to unload the vessel over the past year have also been met with resistance from local workers because of the risks posed by the clashing currents of the Orinoco river and the Atlantic, according to another person.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:34 PM

5. K and R for visibility

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 03:13 PM

6. Idled Venezuelan floating oil facility under repairs amid environmental concerns - Reuters

Idled Venezuelan floating oil facility under repairs amid environmental concerns

By Marianna Parraga, Luc Cohen

(Reuters) - An idled floating oil facility off Venezuela’s eastern coast is undergoing repairs, according to a person familiar with the matter, as images showing the crude-laden vessel at an incline have raised concerns about possible environmental hazards.

The Nabarima floating storage and offloading (FSO) facility is operated by the Petrosucre joint venture between Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela [PDVSA.UL] and Italy’s Eni. Petrosucre suspended output shortly after Washington sanctioned PDVSA in January 2019.

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An Eni spokesperson said on Friday that the company was seeking to offload crude from the vessel, and had requested a “green light” from the United States government “in order to prevent any sanctions risk.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-pdvsa-eni-vessel-idUKKBN2712H5

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