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M/V MSC ROBERTA Oil Spill Response Operation

Five 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.

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