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Odyssey oil spill 1988

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Hernan Autencio

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Odyssey TANKER 1988
Odyssey Tanker
Canada , Nova Scotia (1988)

by Hernan
and Lynette
designed by Péter Puklus for Prezi
On November 10, 1988, the Odyssey Tanker was traveling 700 miles off the coast of Canada, Nova Scotia while on a voyage from Sullom Voe, Shetland Island carrying about 43 million gallons of North sea brent crude oil.

The Spill
Odyssey tanker, built in 1971, was a 65,000-ton tanker. It was operated by Polembros Shipping ltd. On November, 10, 1988 the Liberian tanker Odyssey was full to the brim with North Brent Sea crude oil, an explosion occurred on board, causing the ship to break into two and began sinking in the North Atlantic ocean 700 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia. As the ship sank, a fire broke out on its stern section, causing the oil on board to catch fire. All 27 crew members, 15 Greeks and 12 Hondurans, are presumend to have died during the incident.
Enviromental effect
As soon as the ship had sunk it realesed about 43 million gallons of North sea brent crude oil in to the ocean. After the ship's sinking, the oil spill covered an area of 3 miles. A reduced amount of oil reached shore - because of the currents the oil was carried across the Atlantic, in the direction of England.
The Advisory Committee on Marine Pollution of the Sea counsil with the exploration of the sea published an analysis of the spill in their noted that the spill had a no effect on the fish and other underwater species in the area, and through them, may have affected animals further up in the food chain. It also left dead fish and other creatures on the shore line and further up the beach

Clean Up
Because the incident took place so far from the coastline, the oil was expected to dissipate naturally,most of the oil disspated only a few round's of oil did not, the team of special marine enviromentalist gave word saying the best way for the oil to be removed would be to let it disspate most of the oil did but the remaining was sprayed with dispersants, it would break down the oil even smaller and the act of dillution would be alot quicker.

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Work sited
Clean up part two
We do agree with the clean up method that was used they did it quickly and effeciently but the cost was almost 2 million and was used not only used in the place it was meant to be but also over the whole ocean. I think they did a good job, but they used more materials than required.
I Think they used the best method because the clean up did not effect any oceanic creatures and it also did not harm the ocean. The whole process of cleaning up the ocean took about 2 days. Today the ocean shows that it was defenately effect by the oil spill, there was alot of oil spilled so not all of it was cleaned up some of it was believed to have sunk to the bottom of the ocean, there is evidence that there was an oil spill because it was one of the top biggest oil spills
Thank you for listening
to Hernan and Lynette's
prezitaion. God bless
you all!!!
Is this the last for the Odyssey Tanker or just the beggining?
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