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Venezuela’s Dirty Oil Tankers Banned in International Waters
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jat
2017-04-19 08:58:38 UTC
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Venezuela’s Dirty Oil Tankers Banned in International Waters

HOUSTON/PUNTO FIJO, VENEZUELA — In the scorching heat of the Caribbean
Sea, workers in scuba suits scrub crude oil by hand from the hull of the
Caspian Galaxy, a tanker so filthy it can't set sail in international
waters.

The vessel is among many that are constantly contaminated at two major
export terminals where they load crude from Venezuela's state-run oil
company, PDVSA. The water here has an oily sheen from leaks in the rusty
pipelines under the surface.

That means the tankers have to be cleaned before traveling to many
foreign ports, which won't admit crude-stained ships for fear of
environmental damage to their harbors, port facilities or other vessels.

The laborious hand-cleaning operation is one of many causes of chronic
delays for dozens of tankers that deliver Venezuela's principle export
to customers worldwide, according to three executives of the state-run
firm, eight employees of maritime firms that contract with PDVSA and
Thomson Reuters vessel-tracking data. Other reasons include delayed
repairs and impoundments by service providers that are owed money by
cash-strapped PDVSA.

Neither PDVSA nor Venezuela's Oil Ministry responded to requests for
comment about the firm's maritime operations.

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https://www.voanews.com/a/venezuela-dirty-oil-tankers-banned-in-international-waters/3815010.html
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Knowledge will set you free
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PL
2017-04-19 11:35:41 UTC
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Another example while Cuba's creation: Chavism doesn't work.
But anyone that knows anything about Cuba knew this would become a disaster.
Copy a disaster, get a disaster.
Post by jat
Venezuela’s Dirty Oil Tankers Banned in International Waters
HOUSTON/PUNTO FIJO, VENEZUELA — In the scorching heat of the Caribbean
Sea, workers in scuba suits scrub crude oil by hand from the hull of the
Caspian Galaxy, a tanker so filthy it can't set sail in international
waters.
Idiots.If hope it is in a dry-dock otherwise they are just changing the
place of pollution: now the harbor is polluted.
Post by jat
The vessel is among many that are constantly contaminated at two major
export terminals where they load crude from Venezuela's state-run oil
company, PDVSA. The water here has an oily sheen from leaks in the rusty
pipelines under the surface.
Another (ecological and economic) disaster created by the Chavistas
whose corruption and support of authoritarian and dictatorial systems in
Latin America has robbed Venezuela of the cash it needs to invest.
Post by jat
That means the tankers have to be cleaned before traveling to many
foreign ports, which won't admit crude-stained ships for fear of
environmental damage to their harbors, port facilities or other vessels.
The laborious hand-cleaning operation is one of many causes of chronic
delays for dozens of tankers that deliver Venezuela's principle export
to customers worldwide, according to three executives of the state-run
firm, eight employees of maritime firms that contract with PDVSA and
Thomson Reuters vessel-tracking data. Other reasons include delayed
repairs and impoundments by service providers that are owed money by
cash-strapped PDVSA.
Neither PDVSA nor Venezuela's Oil Ministry responded to requests for
comment about the firm's maritime operations.
Read more
https://www.voanews.com/a/venezuela-dirty-oil-tankers-banned-in-international-waters/3815010.html
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