Alexandra LEVIT, “FACTS” (Odessa)
The owner of the infamous oil tanker Delfi, which was shipwrecked in the Gulf of Odessa on 22 November last year and is still lying in the waterlogged condition of the beach “Dolphin”, decided, apparently, to break all records. Not only that, this case is rare in the history of shipping, is absolutely incomprehensible (not to say “dark”) from the point of view of existing legislation on transportation of petroleum products, norms, customs, Maritime and other rights, it is still unique and “environmentally”. The contents of the “belly” of the vessel and then flows into the waters of the resort’s recreational marine areas.
The result Sunday (June 21) fuel leakage from Delfi pollution of sea water by oil products exceeded a factor of 16.4. On Monday, June 22, announced the head of the State ecological Inspectorate Andrey Malevanny.
On Tuesday, June 23, a huge “fuel” spots appeared in the waters of the beach “joy” adjacent to a “Dolphin”. Related pictures posted the Deputy of the Odessa city Council Alexander Zakharov. He is a specialist in the field of Maritime transport, graduated from a specialized University — IIIMF, commented:
“Tuesday, June 23, 15:00. Odessa, Otrada, Delfin… Thanks, port authorities… What is it? Residues of oil, diesel fuel, sorbents, which “settled” to the bottom? Straight — in “Joy”… In the wind shadow did not like… But noted KUCI, Venediktov, Crickley, Trukhanov…”
The specialist also claims that the “admonition” of officials about the reliability of installed on-site emergency band-boom was insolvent. Now “slick gone” towards the next beach “Langeron”. (Referred to three beaches — among the most popular in the city).
Meanwhile, on the evening of the Odessa regional state administration issued a statement of the Director of the Department of environment and natural resources Alan Jioyev, which denied the fact of a new (today) spill of fuel and lubricants from the tanker Delfi.
“As previously reported, on June 21, leaked residues of fuels and lubricants from tanker hull Delfi. The reason was the damage of the protective booms that were supposed to protect the waters from potential spills. The authorities reacted promptly to the situation and used a sorbent which has absorbed fuel and lubricants. This was followed by repair of protective booms”, — said, in particular, in the text of the common statement.
In other words, that so, so no leak of fuel accurately and to deny it is impossible, but… not guilty, local authorities, and poor quality or poorly installed booms. In this case, local officials explicitly “translate arrows” on the structure of the administration of seaports responsible for these booms.
Still open questions will be removed if in installed (again) the period of the emergency the tanker off the beach “Dolphin” and who exactly will be responsible for emergency and be reimbursed for all the damages?
Meanwhile, “under the guise of” ecological disaster on the beach “Dolphin” is in full swing unfolded construction. This is reported by citizens in the network, drawing attention to the fact that “the mayor does not bother the condition and quality of the sea water”. It is noted that “under the guise of improvement of the territory’s coast in “a Dolphin”, in particular, poured concrete Foundation”. According to local residents, under the guise of beautification of the municipality gives its people the opportunity to grab an expensive resort.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that the state of the sea water near Odessa coast has deteriorated significantly at the end of may. Water at the beaches in the area did not meet sanitary standards.