Philippine Coast Guard’s Oil Clean Up in Awkward Part of World; Sailors Rescued; Shell Lost Propulsion

Coast guard in Philippines cleans oil spill; Shell-operated LNG tanker loses propulsion for an undetermined period of time.

This area of the world is awkward because of the tension between the US and China over the South China Sea.

On this theme

I had heard a few days ago that Royal Dutch Shell tanker was in some trouble.

I understand: An LNG vessel called the NW Stormpetrel lost propulsion off the west coast of Japan due to a mechanical fault. The technical manager of the vessel is Shell Tankers Australia Pty Ltd. The fault was resolved last week and the vessel is now operating as normal.

Losing it

Losing it in wider context

Coast Guard protects nature in other ways, too

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