Bombay high oil spill and its environmental impact

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dc.contributor.author Fondekar, S.P.
dc.contributor.author Verlecar, X.N.
dc.contributor.author Matondkar, S.G.P.
dc.contributor.author Shirodkar, P.V.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-21T11:44:49Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-21T11:44:49Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Technical Report, 22pp.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/238
dc.description.abstract On 17 May 1993, a major oil-slick about 10 miles long and 2 miles wide, was formed about 165 km north off Bombay after the Bombay-High-Uran pipeline ruptured and estimated 3000-6000 tonnes of oil was spilled into the sea. Steps were immediately taken to contain the oil slick with the help of rubberised booms as well as treating it with chemical dispersants. Observations were made on oil slicks, floating tar balls, dissolved/dispersed petroleum hydrocarbons (DPH), chlorophyll, zooplankton and bacteria. Water sampling was restricted to a depth of 25m. Observations in the spill area showed that the oil-slick had broken into small patches by winds, currents and waves and because of the treatment of chemical diapersants, a chocolate - mousse like appeared floating on the sea. The probable direction of the drifting of oil slick was south-easterly towards south of Bombay coast. Aerial survey observations showed some signs of oil patches drifting towards the coastal areas of Murud Zanzira, south of Bombay. Concentrations on tar balls (0-95.82 mg/m2) and DPH ( 0.19 - 3.65 mg/1) were found quite on the higher side as compared to normal values.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
dc.subject Sagar Kanya
dc.subject oil slick
dc.title Bombay high oil spill and its environmental impact
dc.type Technical Report


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