Feb 2019: The world’s largest oil field reduced production of heavy oil after a ship’s anchor cut a main power cable. The incident sparked worries of shortage in global oil supply resulting in volatility of oil prices.
Jun 2018: A large cargo ship Thorco Lineage ran aground on Raroia atoll, a French Polynesia reef. The vessel carrying 20,000 tonnes of zinc and 500 tonnes of fuel oil, could have caused significant damage to the marine environment in case of fuel leakage.
Apr 2018: Dredger Jonathon King Boyd hit a natural gas pipeline and caught fire. The crew of 10 escaped but a trail of burning gas and a closed Intracoastal waterway caused heavy environmental and financial losses.
Apr 2018: MV Ever Judger Cargo Ship dropped anchor, dragging a pipeline 120 meters. The resulting fire killed 5 fishermen and a 13000-hectare oil spill damaged mangroves and marine habitats for 60 km of coastline.