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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:25 AM

A Venezuelan vessel carrying 1.3 million barrels of oil is tilting

A Venezuelan vessel carrying 1.3 million barrels of oil is tilting — and it could lead to a catastrophic oil spill
BY SOPHIE LEWIS
OCTOBER 22, 2020 / 7:24 AM / CBS NEWS

A Venezuelan oil tanker has been parked for nearly two years in the Gulf of Paria, carrying approximately 80 million gallons of oil. New photos of the vessel show it appearing to tilt heavily on its side — leading to growing concerns of a potential environmental disaster that threatens one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world.

According to local politicians and activist groups, the Nabarima is carrying about 1.3 million barrels of crude oil — about five times the amount the Exxon Valdez famously spilled in 1989. The vessel is part of a joint venture between Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and Italy's Eni SpA
Read more at [link:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/venezuela-oil-tanker-nabarima-tilting-spill-feared/


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Lady Freedom Returns Oct 2020 OP
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #1
radius777 Oct 2020 #2
tavernier Oct 2020 #3
Eugene Oct 2020 #5
tavernier Oct 2020 #6
captain queeg Oct 2020 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2020 #7
Statistical Oct 2020 #8
captain queeg Oct 2020 #9

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:26 AM

1. Wow

This doesn’t look good at all.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:32 AM

2. Biden needs to talk about this because it helps

his argument about transitioning away from oil - that he didn't explain well in the debate, that is being misconstrued by the media.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:40 AM

3. What size is a barrel

if over a million barrels can go on a ship?? That doesn’t sound logical to me, but I suppose it’s possible.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 08:05 AM

5. A barrel is 42 gallons. The biggest supertankers can carry 3 million barrels.

The Exxon Valdez was comparable in total capacity (1.2m bbl), but it only spilled a quarter of its cargo.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 08:10 AM

6. Thanks!

I googled earlier and saw photos. Damn, those ships are enormous. I lived 15 years on a boat but it was a 46 footer.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:42 AM

4. Tankers are sure huge nowadays

I read a lot about WWII, many tankers were torpedoed. Back then they were in the tens of thousands not a million+.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 08:43 AM

7. Good example of why we need strong environmentally-conscious leadership in Washington.

Joe and Kamala!...........

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 08:49 AM

8. WELL CRAP. An Italian company which could remove the oil isn't because they fear US sanctions

"Eni is ready to perform activities to ensure the safe offloading of the Nabarima FSO offshore Venezuela, using state-of-the-art solutions," a spokesperson for Eni told CBS News. "The company will be able to proceed only after approval of its plan by PDVSA (majority shareholder and operator in Petrosucre) and upon formal assurance by the competent U.S. authorities that the mentioned activities bring no sanctions risk either for Eni and its contractors."

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Response to Statistical (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:32 PM

9. "competent" US authorities. Guess we'll have to wait till 2021

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