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Oil spreading from stricken ship off NZ coast

Posted by feww on October 6, 2011

5km oil slick has already killed wildlife

“It has the potential to be very, very serious indeed, simply because of the age of the ship, the damage that she’s sustained and the 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil on board.” Officials

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 6

[October 6, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,623 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • New Zealand. Dead birds have been found in a large oil slick that leaked from a stricken container ship stranded off New Zealand coast, authorities have admitted.
    • The 236m long, 47,000 ton container vessel “Rena” has been declared a hazardous ship after it ran aground on Astrolabe Reef near Tauranga Harbor about 12 nautical miles (22 km) off the North Island of New Zealand, reports said.
    • The vessel has 1,700 tons of heavy fuel oil on board, AFP reported.
    • The authorities have admitted that a dispersant they were using on the massive oil slick that is leaking from the MV Rena was not effective, a report said.
    • “It has the potential to be very, very serious indeed, simply because of the age of the ship, the damage that she’s sustained and the 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil on board.” Said Maritime New Zealand pollution response manager.

Other Disasters

  • Maryland, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Maryland following the damage caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee during the period of September 6-9, 2011.
    • Counties worst affected by the storm remnants were Anne Arundel, Cecil, Charles, and Prince George’s.
  • Nebraska, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Chase and Keith counties in Nebraska as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by severe storms with excessive rain, hail and high winds that occurred June 16 – June 21, 2011. 
    • The following counties in Nebraska were included in the disaster declaration because they are contiguous: Arthur, Dundy, Hayes, McPherson, Deuel, Garden, Lincoln and Perkins.
    •  Colorado. The following counties in Colorado were also included in the disaster declaration because they are contiguous: Phillips, Sedgwick and Yuma.
  • New England, USA. Mysterious seal deaths. At least 49 dead seals have washed up on beaches across New England in northern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and southern Maine last week, a report said.
    • “The densest cluster of seal deaths has been along New Hampshire’s 18-mile coast, where 17 seal carcasses have been recovered since Friday, said Tony Lacasse, a spokesman for the New England Aquarium in Boston.”
  • Thailand. Death toll in Thai floods have climbed to at least 244, with dozens of others reported as missing.
    • Heavy monsoon rain since late July 25 has triggered  flooding in 59 of the country’s 77 provinces, with 28 of them currently remaining inundated, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported.
  • SEA. Mega deluges have submerged vast areas in Cambodia, Southern China, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, killing hundreds of people and affecting about 10 million across the region.
    • Millions of acres of crops have bee destroyed; tens of thousands of farm animals have perished; economic losses are mounting; civic collapses loom.
  • Pakistan. Up to 10 Million People Affected in Pakistan Floods
  • Philippines. Death toll from back-to-back typhoons in the Philippines has climbed to at least 90, reports said.

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