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Shipping Disasters Update – May 6

Posted by feww on May 6, 2010

Bulk Coal Carrier Shen Neng 1 taking in 10 tons of water Daily

Ten tons of water is leaking into the stricken bulk coal carrier that ran aground Australia’s Queensland coast last month.

“Green groups have expressed concerns the Chinese-registered ship is taking on too much water into its coal areas and sinking at a rate of about 10cm a day,” a report said.


The 230-meter long coal tanker Shen Neng 1, which ran aground on a reef about 70km east of Great Keppel Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, were taken by Maritime Safety Queensland on Sunday (p.m.), 4 April 2010. Images may be subject to copyright. Click images to enlarge.

Cargo ship runs aground off Nassau

A German freight ship en route to Nassau has run aground on a sandbar off the coast of New Providence, a report said.

“The 105-meter Stadt Hannover, operated by German shipping firm Thien-Heyenga, ran ‘hard aground’ – which means it can’t free itself without help – on Sunday some 17 nautical miles north of Nassau, thankfully with its crew suffering no injury and the vessel remaining undamaged.”

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UNEP ‘Sick Water’ Report: Corporate Trap

Posted by feww on March 23, 2010

News Agency Comes to the Aid of UNEP

If you thought news agencies are supposed to report news, rather than protect the ‘Matrix,’ you’d be right, of course.

And your next thought ought to be: Where did they get their information  from?

Previously Fire-Earth briefly mentioned about the new UNEP report titled Sick Water? and pointed out the huge error made on the report’s ‘Joint Statement’ page, which was signed by Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP AND  Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN-HABITAT .  The Blog commented:

UNEP must clarify why they made such a huge error, otherwise their report is not worth the billions of tons of sewage and waste that are being dumped in the world’s waterways each and every day of the year.


Header of the Joint Statement page in UNEP Sick Water?


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Within hours of posting SICK WATER? on this blog, elements within Reuters news agency came to the aid of their party:


Top portion of Reuters report: Waste water kills millions of children, pollutes sea. Text may be subject to copyright.


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Moderators searched through the 88-page UNEP report, but did not find any information to support what Reuters had suggested:

In a report entitled “Sick Water” for World Water Day, UNEP said the two million tonnes of waste, which contaminates over two billion tonnes of water daily, had left huge “dead zones” that choke coral reefs and fish.

This begs the following questions:

1. What is the source of information used by the Reuters reporters?

2. If the source was NOT UNEP, which clearly could NOT have been, why is Reuters using external information to paraphrase the inaccurate UNEP report, which is meant to be the authority on the issue?

Isn’t it true that UNEP intentionally provided inaccurate figures to discredit own report on behalf of its friends?

As for the Reuters report, NOT even remotely close!

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