Fuel Oil Spill Off Coast of Oahu

"Honolulu Star-Advertiser." - Hawaii Newspaper. N.p., 23 Jan. 2015. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.

Off the coast of Barbers Point, Honolulu a tug boat carrying fuel sunk. The 11 crewman on board were rescued successfully from patrol boats. The tug boat released 75,00 gallons of diesel fuel from the hull. The Coast Guard set up multiple search crews to find oil or wildlife affected. Diesel fuel had been reportedly been seen off the shore at some local beaches and many have been shut down across the Oahu island. The diesel had been also reported seven miles off the coast of the Honolulu Airport. The cause of the sinking is currently unknown officials. But their is an investigation over the cause underway. According to officials the air samples do not cause for concern.

This incident is an action of injustice because it is a danger to wildlife and people. The oil could affect the local ocean bio species. This can cause problems and infect the local fish population. People can also come into contact into the oil also. This is a major problem that will affect the local ocean wildlife until it is cleaned up. And their will be animals dying and having to be cleaned because of the actions. We have to step in to prevent problems like this happening. We cant let our planets diversity be affected by our own actions. That is where the question of the day comes in. What should we do next time to prevent tug boats full of fuel engine from sinking and releasing hazardous oil.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Tugboats should be made better so that they don't sink in the first place and there should be better tactics to clean up the oil.

2 years ago
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I'm not really sure how oil is secured on the boats, but I think if people find a way to secure he oil on the boat in a way that ensures even if the tugboat sinks, the oil will not spill, it would greatly help to prevent spills in the future.

2 years ago
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I think there should be an emergency action on each boat to try and limit damage as soon as possible because there is no sure way to prevent accidents from happening.