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potential effects of increasing oil tanker size on Narragansett Bay an advisory report to the Coastal Resources Management Council. by Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program.

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Published in Providence .
Written in English



  • Narragansett Bay (R.I.)


  • Tankers.,
  • Narragansett Bay (R.I.)

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Statement[Prepared by Thomas A. Conboy]
SeriesTechnical paper, no. 24, Technical paper (Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program) ;, no. 24.
ContributionsConboy, Thomas A., Rhode Island. Coastal Resources Management Council.
LC ClassificationsHE752.R4 A57
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 22 l.
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5395133M
LC Control Number72612792

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Size, Damage Estimates for Oil Spills Cut. Officials battling oil spills in Rhode Island and Texas said Sunday they are optimistic that quick cleanup efforts had prevented serious environmental damage, while experts trying to contain an ,gallon tanker leak on the Delaware River were more : WILLIAM J. EATON.   On J, the tanker ‘World Prodigy’ ran aground just outside the mouth of the West Passage of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. About metric tons of No. 2 fuel oil were released into the water and drifted over a total area of about sq miles. Three days after the spill only a small fraction of the oil by: 7. Both agencies reported that the highest percentage of oil spilled in the Narragansett Bay watershed were fuel oils, especially No. 2 fuel oil. In fact, on a volume basis with both data sets considered together, % of the oil spilled in Narragansett Bay were fuel oils Cited by: 1.   A tanker with a cargo of heating oil struck a reef near the entrance to Narragansett Bay off Newport, R.I., late yesterday afternoon, spreading 1 million gallons of No. 2 fuel oil over 50 square miles. But the Coast Guard said the tanker had been surrounded with protective booms to contain the spread of the rest of the cargo.

In Narragansett Bay it was discovered that the hydrocarbon concentration decreased with depth and that with increasing depth a greater percentage of the oil was of biogenic origin (Van Vleet and. The oil company Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships bringing crude oil, including heavy tar sands oil, to its refinery—from 59 to tankers per year. The refinery is located in Rodeo on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and more tanker ships will mean a bigger risk of oil spills in the Bay. Coast lightering areas, crude oil is not the dominant product being lightered. In New York Harbor, Long Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, and Chesapeake Bay, a variety of refined petroleum products are lightered in addition to small amounts of crude oil. These refined products include gasoline, jet fuel components, diesel fuel, and others. Pacific 12/29/ An oil slick 11 miles in length results when a fuel tank of theUSS Pvt Joseph F. Merrell (T-AK) is opened in a collision with the Liberian freighter Pearl Venture off the Californian coast. The Pvt JosephF. Merrell is towed into San Luis Obispo Bay the next day while the oil slick dissipates at sea.

In addition, the “onion” hypothesis requires that the “strength” of metal complexation increase with increasing ligand size, which is the opposite of what is measured for Cu, Zn, and Cd in Narragansett Bay (Wells et al., ). Even so, colloidal Pb was bound more strongly than by soluble ligands in Narragansett Bay (Wells et al., Notes on loss: At hours on 25 Mar, , the unescorted Narragansett (Master Michael Blackburn Roberts) was hit in the stern. by one torpedo from U about miles east of Hampton Roads, Virginia and sank burning after a hit with a coup de grâce at The tanker had been missed by a spread of three torpedoes at On 23 July , the oil tanker Sea Prince ran aground near Sori Island, off the South Coast of Korea and spilled tons of crude and fuel oil into the marine environment. The effects of the. Oil covered about 50 square miles and washed up on shore, but due to its low viscosity and choppy seas that broke up the slick it evaporated fairly quickly. [1] [3] The Coast Guard estimated that the cleanup cost about $2 s: Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, .