Remember that 92-mile-long bilge dump off Congo and Angola that caught our attention back in April? Envisat ASAR satellite radar image showing bilge-dump slick (long dark streak) off Angola on April 6, 2012. Image courtesy European Space Agency. The bright spot at the left end of the slick is likely the vessel that caused it. […]
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Possible Bilge Dumping by Indonesian Cement Carrier in the Strait of Malacca By Lucy Meyer On February 15, 2019, a vessel that appeared to be releasing oily waste was captured by satellite almost 10 kilometers offshore Peureulak, a small town in Aceh Province, on the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Radar imagery […]