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Breaking News.. Sept02, 2010 Fuel Tanker carrying 9,000,000 litres of diesel Runs Aground In Arctic

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 05:00 PM
Sky News le/201009115712065?lpos=World_News_Top_Stories_Header_3&lid=ARTICLE_15712065_Fuel_Tanker_Runs_Aground_in_Canadian_Arctic_Carrying_Nine_Million_Litres_ Of_Diesel_Fuel_-_Coastguard ( sorry I can never get sky news links to work)

Tom Bonnett, Sky News Online
A fuel tanker carrying around nine million litres of diesel has run aground in the far north of Canada and is at risk of spilling its cargo into the Arctic.

By ROB GILLIES (AP) – 1 hour ago

TORONTO — A fuel tanker carrying supplies for Arctic communities has run aground in the Northwest Passage but no diesel is leaking, the Canadian Coast Guard said Thursday.

Larry Trigatti, the Canadian Coast Guard's superintendent of environmental response in the central and Arctic region, said the vessel isn't leaking and there is no reported damage.

"It has been verified. There is no leaking product and no reported damage but it is aground," Trigatti said.

Trigatti said the ship is stuck but it's not taking on any water.

He said the coast guard ship Henry Larsen is nearby. The tanker, which is owned by Woodward's Oil, was resupplying northern Inuit communities. It ran aground southwest of the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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Ironically its due to global warming that theses ships can now take advantage of the North passage because the ice is not so thick in the summer months. Its the second incident in two weeks.

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 05:06 PM
Is it just me or are these recent "accidents" with oil/petrol/fuel all too bloody coincidental?

Is this what 'they' are being reduced to because their nukes have been taken away from them?

Pretty pathetic if that's their 'plan' - pathetic and weak...

If this is 'just another' 'accident' then we are really having some bad luck!

posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 05:09 PM

Originally posted by tarifa37
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Ironically its due to global warming that theses ships can now take advantage of the North passage because the ice is not there in the summer months.

You mean climate change, right?

As for all these incidents with oil being coincidental I'm not so sure. I just think that after the spill in the Gulf these stories are making the news when in the past we would not even hear about them.

Could have something to do with an agenda to suspend offshore drilling for as long as possible, thus driving up oil prices due to a "shortage" to the supply. That's just a theory of course.

Edit: Grammar

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 05:20 PM
Story starting to raise eyebrows and ytube videos

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 05:27 PM
Superb comment left byGPVictoria on

I think we need to look at what lessons we have learnt over the last couple of weeks and then look at what is being proposed for the Arctic.

Oil tankers and oil platforms operating in the Arctic is a completely different animal than anywhere else.

As we keep seeing, navigation charts are inaccurate or nonexistent and the environment does not permit even one mistake or the consequences are enormous, often catastrophic/fatal.

Oil companies and some Canadian government officials (the latest being Senator Angus, linked to big business) see no issue with putting deep water oil rigs and heavy tanker traffic in the Arctic, when the dangers of operating in this environment are repeatedly demonstrated in the simplest existing uses and under the best conditions. As we can see in this instance.

We need to stop and learn for a while. The oil will still be there and worth even more. We need to take a deep breath and truly get a handle the impacts and create the right technologies and response procedures...not reuse ones from the Gulf, which have no place in the Arctic, even if they had worked.

There are no “do overs” in the Arctic. Let’s do it right or we will pay too high a price to make some already rich people richer.

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posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 06:09 PM
With the lack of Governmental and msm attention to all of these accidents spills and oil related disasters, it seems this is the shoe in for the next great power conspiracy.

Check the newer stocks in teh Green movement to see what this equates.

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