IBRRC activated in Santa Barbara oil leak

Three members of IBRRC’s oil response team have been dispatched to a small oil leak off the coast of Santa Barbara. At least 1,134 gallons (27 barrels) were reportedly spilled on Sunday, December 7, 2008. No oiled birds have been found. On Tuesday team leaders from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) will help coordinate … Read more

Looming marine disaster in English Channel?

There’s high anxiety along the English Channel this week after a cargo ship carrying 313 tons of fuel oil sank in high seas. The 328-foot vessel was carrying lumber from Scandinavia to Egypt. Environmentalists fear that if the oil leaks from the ship’s tanks, which is nearly 100,000 gallons in US measurements, it could have … Read more