Turkish Petroleum Yarımca River Oil SpillUpon the request of the Turkish Petroleum Yarımca facility manager to intervene in the pollution caused by the river on December 15, 2021
When arriving at the scene, Oil-absorbing sausage barriers and oil barriers were placed on the part of the river bed flowing into the sea to prevent pollution. After the pollution was imprisoned in the river, efforts to clean up the pollution with oil-absorbing pads were started. It was observed that the source of pollution was not completely cut off during the operation. The source of pollution was reached during the day, and the officials of Zülfikarlar chemical company initiated operations to stop and eliminate the pollution. The collection of the waste source was started using a vacuum truck.
On December 16, 2021, oil-absorbing sausages and pads in the river bed completed the process of absorbing oil and its derivatives, and the process of collecting was started. After the waste collection process, oil and its results were seen on the river, and the intervention continued with oil-absorbing sausages and pads. By placing oil-absorbing sausages at the point after the pollution is poured into the river, the pollution reaches the point where the river spills are reduced.
When the pollution spilled into the river, Zülfikarlar firm officials started separating the contaminated soil with the help of a bobcat, and the polluted soil was filled in big-bag sacks. After the pollution was cut off in the evening, oil boom, oil-absorbing pads, and sausages were collected. Afterward, the wastes in Big bag sacks were loaded onto the truck for disposal. [...]Read more...December 15, 2021
Fast Ferry Oil Spill Response OperationOn October 5, 2020, İDO-Istanbul Sea Buses Company reached the İDO-Bostancı pier with all the necessary equipment and personnel to make the required intervention at approximately 21:30, upon the request for an intervention to the marine pollution experienced at the İDO-Bostancı pier.
It has been observed that marine pollution has been taken into the controlled area with the withdrawn fuel barrier, and cleaning works have been started in the area.
With the 8-person cleaning team and intervention equipment, our company staff regularly carried out pollution control, pollution analysis, and cleaning work.
During the cleaning works carried out by our company, the Coast Guard TCSG-10, and IMM. The Environmental Protection and Control boat constantly monitored the crime scene during the interventions, situation assessments, and exchanging ideas with all parties, especially IDO officials. The sea surface, vessels, rock, and piers were cleaned in three days. [...]Read more...October 7, 2020
Vessel Clavigo Oil Spill Response OperationThe ship Clavigo, which got out of control due to the southwest and heavy rain off Tuzla, crashed into a ship named Dede. Due to the impact of the collision, both vessels began to take on water by lying on their sides. Coastal Guard teams were dispatched to the scene. The crews rescued a total of 13 crew members on board. The ship Clavigo, which was involved in the accident, remained on its side on the Tuzla coast. An oil barrier was installed around the ship to prevent the fuel that may leak from spreading to the sea, and absorbent pads, boom, and oil skimmer were used as a stand-by. Afterward, the raked ship floated. [...]Read more...March 12, 2020
Soylu Ship Recycling Fuel Oil Leakage – AliağaThe oil-based substance leaking from the cargo ship dismantled in a Ship recycling facility in the Aliağa district of İzmir caused pollution.
Mavi Deniz Oil Spill Response Teams ( Shoreline team + At sea team ) intervened in oil spill pollution.
At Sea, The oil spill, surrounded by an oil barrier and boom, was cleaned by Basaran II anti-pollution vessel. Oil skimmer and oil absorbents are used for sea surface cleaning.
The shoreline oil spill response team worked on the ALDER Fisher Shelter area and Avcı Ramadan Park. Inside Alder, the sea surface is cleaned by oil absorbents, and a diver from the oil spill cleans the boat sides. Also, the Avcı Ramadan Park shoreline area was cleaned from the oil spill.
At sea and shoreline, oil spill operations were done with success. Oil Spill waste is stored in the barrels. Collected oil spill wastes delivered to the licensed waste disposal facility. [...]Read more...October 20, 2019
Aslan Cement Oil Spill Response OperationThe heavy tonnage crane holding the bucket fell into the sea while dismantling the bucket, carrying out unloading and loading works from the ships at the pier of the cement factory. The operator, who jumped from the crane when the crane and the bucket he was holding fell into the sea, escaped without injury. Work was started to remove the crane and bucket from the sea. Hydraulic oils and diesel were mixed with the sea, and technical support was given to the cement plant to intervene in oil pollution. [...]Read more...March 27, 2019
Msb Nato Pol Facility Oil Spill Response OperationAn approximately 9.5-ton oil spill spread to the river in Iskenderun – Hatay; our professional team made the first response using the oil spill response vessel, absorbent pad, and absorbent booms.
Mersin river to the side pouring into the sea was screened with oil absorbent booms by response vessel from the seaway. Sea surface cleaned by response vessel. Spills collected by absorbent pads and oil spill impurities in river soil were removed inside the river water surface. Accumulated oil spill wastes were delivered to the licensed vehicles for disposal at Aytaç hanoğlu, a licensed waste disposal facility. [...]Read more...March 6, 2019
Haydarpasa Port Chemical Spill ResponseChemical Spill Response at Haydarpasa Port
Hailstones the size of golf balls and torrential rains battered Istanbul on Thursday in a freak storm that flooded roads, felled trees, and brought air traffic and rush hour transport to a standstill in Turkey’s biggest city.
A severe thunderstorm caused a crane to collapse and fire to break out at Istanbul’s Haydarpasa Port on July 27. The Large crane toppled at Haydarpasa port, near the Bosporus tunnel, causing an explosion and massive blaze.
According to news reports, oil barrels overturned the crane and caused an explosion. At least one person was injured in the fire, which was later contained.
After the cranes’ collapse, leakage in the containers on the land and chemical spills go to seawater in the Marmara Sea area during bad weather. The estimated (one) 1 ton of spillage happens at the port. Mavi Deniz Tier 3 Oil Spill Equipment is on standby in the harbor for an emergency in a 40″ Emergency Container. 100 m Oil Boom is launched around the port, and chemical absorbent pads and booms, spill kits, and portable vacuum machines collect the chemical on the land and water. Dangerous wastes are transported to the licensed Izaydas Waste Reception Factory. In 2-week time operation has been finished.
1. Assess and Communicate
In any spill, workers should alert others in the area to evacuate or stay clear of the incident. Employees should also contact your facility’s emergency response coordinator or manager. Clear communication right away will ensure everyone is safe and secure.
During this step, employees should stay clear of the spilled substance, as stepping in could lead to slipping and falling or to hazardous exposure to the chemical.
Getting ready to clean up a chemical spill requires two types of preparation. First, make the area by ensuring proper ventilation is available. This is especially important, for example, if the location of the spill is a confined space.
Once the area is safe, those responsible for cleaning up the spill should get one of your company’s spill kits. (Be sure to have spill kits on hand at all times and in sizes appropriate for incidents that may occur at your facility.) Then responding employees should put on any necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), including goggles, gloves, a lab coat or protective suit, and even respiratory protection. Whether a respiratory device is needed will depend on what chemical was spilled and in what quantity.
3. Stop and Contain
Ideally, the previous two steps were done quickly that handle the spill as rapidly as possible. Once prepared, the person responding to the spill should stop the flow of the liquid. If a container fell over and spilled a chemical, this is as simple as setting the container upright. If a container was punctured or is leaking, the responder can put a cap or putty over the opening or place a clean container underneath the leak. This simple step will ensure the spill is as tiny as possible and doesn’t impact other areas in your facility.
Next, use absorbents from the spill kit such as pads, socks, and pillows. In the case of some chemicals, a neutralizing acid or base powder may be used, too. Personnel should begin by placing the absorbent socks around the edges of the spill to create a dike, but not too close to the chemical. If the liquid is flowing rapidly, placing these absorbers too close to the flow might mean they cannot contain the spill. Once the liquid is collected, the rest of the chemical is covered with absorbent pads.
Finally, all chemicals should be soaked using the appropriate absorbent contents in the spill kit. Use the brushes, scoops, or dustpans provided in your spill kit to collect the materials.
4. Clean Up
After the spill is soaked, it’s time to dispose of this waste properly. Pads that have soaked up chemicals cannot just be thrown in the trash, as some of them may pose problems when mixed with other substances. Your facility may require that hazardous waste be placed in specific bags or containers. It’s also possible to use a spill kit’s bucket to contain the chemicals. In either case, put a hazardous waste label on the container and dispose of it through the appropriate channels established at your company.
Once the waste has been disposed of, the spill area should be cleaned using soap and water to remove any chemical residues. Doing so will help make other employees return to work safely.
Once the spill is cleaned up and everything is back under control, it’s time to document what happened and report the spill to any necessary agencies. Your company may have specific procedures for recording the event internally. Which external agencies you need to notify will depend on the type of spill. [...]Read more...July 27, 2017
TIER 1 OIL SPILL RESPONSE SERVICES VIA PORT MARINAOn 19th April 2017, an oil spill occurred in Tuzla Bay at Viaport Marina. Mavi Deniz provides Tier 1 oil spill response services with our highly experienced environmental response personnel.
Mavi Deniz has experience providing oil spill response services to the full spectrum of spill-related incidents that threaten the environment.
Our highly trained oil spill response personnel deal with over 500 incidents covering industrial, coastal, and offshore installations. [...]Read more...April 19, 2017
Fuel Oil Leakage from Poliport – Oil Spill Clean-Up OperationApproximately 90-100 tons of fuel oil leaked to Izmit Bay from land tanks of Poliport. During the transfer of fuel oil between tanks, fuel oil spilled into the security pools, flowing from the security pool to the rainwater channel, and sea pollution occurred from there to the sea. As a result, this caused sea shoreline pollution in Izmit Bay and threatened living marine life. Izmit Bay closed the entrance for vessel transit inside the port,
Mavi Deniz Oil Spill Response Teams ( Shoreline team + At sea team )
At sea, oil spill response operations mostly worked Tavşancıl Fisher Shelter, Turkuaz port, and Milangaz buoy area, mostly ship side, and sea surface cleaned from the spills. All operations are done by Basaran 1 anti-pollution vessel and crew. Also, Basaran 1 is the only oil spill recovery vessel that can collect fuel oil from the sea surface at the oil spill operation of Poliport.
The shoreline oil spill response team worked on the Tavşancıl Fisher Shelter area. Cleaned sea surface and shoreline
At sea and shoreline operations are done with success. Oil Spill waste is stored in the barrels. Collected oil spill wastes were delivered to the licensed vehicles for disposal at İzaydaş, a licensed waste disposal facility. [...]Read more...January 13, 2017
The yacht named ‘Barbie’ Oil Spill Response OperationFire on the luxurious yacht ‘Barbie’ worth 25 million euros in Marmaris. When the Marian fire crews were insufficient to intervene, they were asked to support the Muğla Fire Department and the Coast Guard Marmaris Group Command. The fire got two more bucks. Fire crews and Coast Guard crews also extinguished after four hours of flameworking. 150 mt barrier, oil boom, and oil pads by Mavideniz Co. were drawn against the possibility that there might be a fuel leak around the area. [...]Read more...January 4, 2016
Norway Live Fish Carrier Oil Spill Response OperationThe Lilly Johanne named vessel, built for the Norwegian company Aqua Star, lived side by side as a live fish carrier ship on the Caltrans Shipyard.
The ship Lilly Johanne, 49,75 m full length and 12,60 wide, built for Norwegian buyers, tied to the wharf by the pier at Çeliktrans Shipyard in Tuzla, was sidelined due to an unknown reason in the past days.
In January, it was estimated that there would be material damage to the ship carrying the live fish carrier that was being dug in, and 200 mt barriers, oil boom, and oil pads by Mavideniz Co. drawn against the possibility that there might be a fuel leak around the area to prevent damage to the Tuzla bay. [...]Read more...August 11, 2014
M/V Cenk A RORO Oil Spill Response OperationCenk A RORO makes oil spill in the water in Zonguldak Black Sea area during Bilgewater transfer operation to the port reception facility because of bad weather. The estimated two Tons of Oily waste liquid spilled on the port. Mavi Deniz Tier 1 Oil Spill Equipment is on standby in the harbor for an emergency in a 40 DC Container. 125 mt Oil Boom launched around the RORO vessel and Oil Absorbent Pad, Oil Booms, Oil Skimmers used to collect oil on the water. In 1-week time operation has been finished. [...]Read more...July 6, 2013
Grimaldi Napoli Oil Spill Response OperationGrimaldi Grande Napoli Vessel came to Port of Ford Otomotiv Kocaeli and caused oil pollution. Coast and sea have been cleaned by oil spill recovery vessel, oil skimmer, oil absorbents, and collected waste submitted to the recycling plant. [...]Read more...May 14, 2012
M/V AMAL Oil Spill Response OperationThe vessel named M/V AMAL in Port of Yarımca Rota caused fuel oil pollution in the sea during a bunker from the fuel barge. The ship’s captain and P&I Club Insurance of the vessel agreed with Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services to clean oil pollution in the sea. After our company was charged with the oil spill response, the company arrived at the locale in 30 minutes with the equipment and trained personnel. The oil recovery vessel surrounded 4 contaminated vessels with 1200 meters oil barrier to prevent the spreading of oil. The operation was completed on 17.04.2011. Collected waste has been submitted to the IZAYDAS waste disposal facility. [...]Read more...March 29, 2011
M/V ALTENAVI Oil Spill Response OperationPort of Hereke Diler named M/V Altenavi vessel spilled fuel from deck vessel overflow during fuel transfer. As a result of this event, ports, ships, and coastlines were contaminated with oil. Mavi Deniz Environmental Services Co. implemented an oil spill response operation with an oil recovery vessel, oil barrier, trained personnel, and other equipment within an hour. Sea and cleaned, and the operation was completed on 03.03.2011. Collected waste has been submitted to the IZAYDAS waste disposal facility. [...]Read more...February 20, 2011
Palm Oil Pollution Clean-Up OperationAt Port of Mersin, a vessel flange exploded because of the closed valve system loading palm oil from oil storage tanks to the vessel. Palm oil contaminated the marine environment and became a floe—the palm oil company ordered an oil spill response mission to Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services Co. The Unique vessel of Turkey ORV Copcu Emre, which was on the spot, operated to pollution within 15 minutes. The cleaning operation was completed in 29.04.2010 [...]Read more...April 26, 2010
M/V ERDEM 6 Oil Spill Response OperationOn 13.08.2008, Erdem-6 Ferryboat ran aground to Erdek coast. Ferryboat landfall and partially soak. Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services Co. Spread oil barriers to prevent pollution contamination. Operations were completed on 28.08.2008. [...]Read more...August 13, 2008
M/V TURGUT KOCABAS Oil Spill Response OperationOne of two cargo ships sank after they collided off Darica hamlet of Gebze town of the northwestern city of Kocaeli. One person was reported missing after the collision, and another was injured. Sources told the A.A. correspondent that the 2,247 gross ton-cargo ship “Turgut Kocabas” laden with 2735 tons of pig iron and 8,220 gross ton-cargo ship named “Zinnet Mete” laden with 11500 tons of coil iron collided off Darica on Tuesday. 2,247 gross ton-cargo ships sank after the collision. 15 of 16 crewmen of the vessel named “Turgut Kocabas” were rescued. One of the rescued crew members injured in the crash was hospitalized.
On the other hand, the lost person’s search and rescue operations body was recovered on 06.09.2007 at 09:50 and delivered to the Naval Police that was reported dead. As a result of the collision, the vessel named TURGUT KOCABAS sank off at a depth of 60 meters. On the position of 40 45′.l 44N 029, 21.540 E. Mavi Deniz mobilized its equipment immediately to the place of the accident, including pumps, inflatable boats, oil recovery vessel, oil booms, absorbent pads, absorbent booms, chemicals, anchors with the workforce to clean the surface of seawater from the oil slick and clean the harbor, beach areas, marshes, rocks and sensitive areas, etc. 600 m of oil booms deployed to the accident areas after cleanup operation finished, l O tons of oily waste materials transported to the Izaydas Waste reception facility. [...]Read more...September 4, 2007
M/V DOGUCAN Oil Spill Clean-Up OperationM/V Dogucan vessel ran aground because of strong wind. Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services Co. supplied 500 meters of oil barrier and provided diving services to prevent oil from spreading into the marine environment. Mavi Deniz Environmental Services Co. Prevented an environmental disaster by discharging oil from the vessel’s engine room. [...]Read more...September 17, 2006
M/V NIKHIL Oil Spill Response OperationOn July 22, 2004, M/V NIKHIL sank at Derince TCDD Port. Following the accident, the strong surface current rapidly transported the oil southward to the southern opening of the Marmara Sea. The spill was estimated as lO tons of marine fuel oil with a density of 0.9454 g/cm3 at 15 C. Oil spill recovery vessel. Our emergency response team started the spill operations 15 minutes after the accident. 200 m oil spill containment booms were used to capture the oil slick, carried southward by the primary current in the Strait. One of the most effective equipment used to protect the coast was the absorbent booms and pads during the cleaning operations. After the accident, barriers were cleaned to prevent further contamination. Divers have recovered the bodies of one sailor that killed in the vessel. [...]Read more...July 22, 2006
M/V MSC ROBERTA Oil Spill Response OperationFive container drops to the sea and Three Indian sailors died when their container ship collided with a cargo ship in the Dardanelles straits off the town of Gelibolu, near the northern entrance to the strait early Sunday, maritime officials said. The victim’s boot, “MSC Roberto,” is 244 m in length, 39.892 gross ton Panamanian registered, and traveled to Greece from Turkey. The second ship involved in the accident is 185 m in length, 23.646 gross-ton registered cargo ship called “Aegean Wind,” and traveled from Ghana to Ukraine. The Straits were closed until the MSC Roberts could be towed to safety. The ship’s P&I straightaway mobilize Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services Corporation; P&I Club to carry out cleanup operations, and by daylight, already hod oil spill response vessels, barges, vacuum trucks, skimmers, booms, response equipment, and an emergency response team on-site and working to contain the leakage in the fuel tank of the Panamanian vessel. The amount of oil spill was estimated at 15 tons of marine fuel oil. 25 km coastline with marine animals, aquatic birds, fishes, and fishing boots was affected by the oil slick. Oil spill effects on various life stages include long-term effects on fish stocks, fishing activities, and immediate physical and economic impacts. The fishing port is unusable because they ore contaminated by oil. Fishing vessels and gear is fouled by oil. Shorebirds were impacted while feeding on oiled beaches. The oil spill affects corals in the region and causes substantial mortality among the fishes and invertebrates ( including lobsters, crabs, gastropods, bivalves, octopuses, sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers ). Natural algal species and sea grosses were also destroyed in many areas. Also, 60 workers ore on the beach to clean the oil slick from the coast of Gelibolu. 25 tons of oily waste were transported to the Izaydas Waste Collection Factory. [...]Read more...July 3, 2005
M/T BRITISH ENTERPRISE Oil Spill ResponsePlace of Accident: Ahırkapı Demir / Istanbul
Our emergency instant oil spill response team was sent to the scene where M/V BRITISH ENTERPRISE went ashore near Yesilköy in the Marmara Sea on 16.02.2004 due to bad weather conditions. 2450 tons of oil was transported to the other small tankers alongside. For several days, salvors made preparations to lighten the vessel so that a refloating attempt could be made, and the STS ship-to-ship operation was successfully finished. Eventually, she was successfully refloated, and Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services Corporation’s response operations continued. In the meantime, the vessel was surrounded by 600 m inflatable oil booms to prevent oil leakage on the sea surface and l000 ton ballast water taken from the tanker with licensed Bilge Waste Collection Vessels to the Waste Recycling Factory. [...]Read more...December 18, 2004
M/V GRANBA Oil Spill Response OperationM/V GRANBA ran ashore at 02.00 pm on Assos Coast. The tanker is 89m in length and loaded with 2.500-ton oil. This job needs experience, expertise, unique pumps, and other equipment the salvage company provides. The ship Owner chooses Mavi Deniz to transshipment the operation of the 2.500-ton oil to another tanker that comes alongside. At the same time, the ship-to-ship limbo operation is finished without any problem under the supervision of the government agency. Two tugboats rescue the tanker. All emergency equipment ( pumps, boats, fenders, oil booms, workforce, etc.) was provided by Mavi Deniz. [...]Read more...September 25, 2004
M/V ENDEAVOR Oil Spill Response OperationM/V ENDEAVOR discharge fuel oil on the sea during bunkering at Derince, Oiler Port. After the accident, Mavi Deniz mobilized the oil pollution response equipment; within 2 hours, the spill was estimated as lO tons of marine fuel oil. 250 m oil spill barriers are deployed around the vessel. Oiler Port Authority also requests a cleaning service for the land surface from Mavi Deniz. Oil spill recovery boats, oil skimmers, oil adsorbents pads, water-based chemicals, and heating machines were used to clean the coast and rocks. The oil cleanup operation takes place for one month. All oily waste was collected in drums and transported to the licensed incinerator factory by trucks. [...]Read more...February 28, 2004
M/V LUJIN 1 Oil Spill Response OperationA dry cargo vessel named LUJ I N l ran aground Turkeli Dalyan in Turkey. As a result of this bottom of the ship was damaged. It was stocked with 30 MT fuel oil and 20 MT diesel oil. Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Services Co. spread oil barriers to prevent marine environment pollution during fuel transfer from the vessel. The operation has completed on 21.02.2004. [...]Read more...February 21, 2004
M/V STRONSTSIY Oil Spill Response OperationBasaran-1 Oil Spill Response Vessel and our instant response team were sent to the scene where M/V STRONSTSIY went ashore near Cape Asia n in Kilyos on 12.02.2004 due to bad weather conditions. The vessel was surrounded by l 00 m oil booms, and divers took liquid waste from the vessel’s fuel oil tanks. [...]Read more...February 12, 2004
M/V YANG MING COMFORT Oil Spill Response OperationA fire went out in M/V YM Comfort Vessel working at Yang Ming Line and containing coal containers during fuel transfer because of the fuel spillage to containers. After extinguishing, Mavi Deniz Environmental Protection Co. implemented cleaning operations of 50 tonnes of fuel oil. The vessel deck and the port have been cleaned. Collected wastes were sent to Istanbul Municipal with licensed waste transfer vehicles. Cargo vessels and lazarets have cleaned and submitted to the shipowner on 12.01.2012 [...]Read more...January 12, 2002