Fuel Oil Spill Off Coast Of Hawaii

"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.

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2 years ago
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We should be aware of the consequences and look to construct better boats that will efficiently contain the oil.

2 years ago
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Promote better safety measures and also look into alternative sources of energy/fuel. 🚣⚓️🚢⛵️

2 years ago
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I think that the companies that use these tugboats should inspect them before using them to transport hazardous materials. Or just get better drivers.

2 years ago
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they should make a container for the gas where it cannot be spilled even when a boat sinks

2 years ago
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Don't let the tugboats go unregulated or unmonitored for their safety.

2 years ago
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We should have a backup plan so if the oil leaks, there is something to catch the oil before going straight into the water.

2 years ago
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Captain must be qualified, but we also habe to begin finding ways to transport oil across seas that do not have risks of spilling out, especially if the boats sink (better containment).

2 years ago
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More precautions need to be in place to prevent accidents. Also stronger fuel containers should be mandatory

2 years ago
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We should find a different way to transport oil so that it doesn't ends up in the water.

2 years ago
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Although tugboats can be made more secure in order to prevent future spills, I believe that sometimes oil spills are inevitable as long as we are transporting oil through the water. So maybe, finding new ways of transporting oil (not through water) would be effective.