oil slick

Hunt for MH370: Mini-sub Bluefin-21 to make fresh attempt as deep water aborts first search

The unmanned submarine hunting for wreckage of the missing Malaysian jet MH370 will make a second attempt on Tuesday after aborting its first search mission as it encountered water deeper than its operating limits while scanning the floor of the southern Indian Ocean.

Apr 15, 2014, 09:13 AM IST

MH370 hunt: Australian ship spots oil slick; robotic sub to search underwater

After the four transmissions received by the investigators in the Indian Ocean, the next best lead in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could be the discovery of oil slick detected in the search area.

Apr 14, 2014, 14:22 PM IST

Bugs made world`s biggest oil slick disappear fast

More than a year after the world`s biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lingering questions about how it disappeared so quickly still exercise scientists.

Aug 02, 2011, 14:15 PM IST

US threatens to take control from BP

Pressure mounted on BP to control massive oil slick in Gulf of Mexico.

May 24, 2010, 11:53 AM IST

Mile-long tube sucking oil away from Gulf well: BP

Engineers finally succeeded in keeping some of the oil gushing from a blown well.

May 17, 2010, 09:06 AM IST

BP confident latest try to capture oil will work

BP was confident on its latest experiment using a mile-long pipe of the oil into the Gulf.

May 16, 2010, 10:00 AM IST

Oil slick threatens nesting birds, spawning fish

The massive oil spill comes at the worst time for untold numbers of nesting birds and spawning fish.

May 03, 2010, 18:32 PM IST

Oil slick threatens way of life of people in Louisiana: Jindal

As US President Barack Obama
prepared to visit Louisiana to see the devastation from the
Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Governor Bobby Jindal has warned that the sprawling slick threatens the way of
life of people in his state.

May 02, 2010, 21:00 PM IST

Disaster looms as oil slick closes on US coast

A giant oil slick threatened economic and environmental devastation as it closed in on Louisiana`s vulnerable coast, prompting the US government to declare a national disaster.

Apr 30, 2010, 09:08 AM IST

US oil burn begins as wind turns for the worst

Crews began controlled burns of a giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, but a cruel wind shift raised fears the spill could hit Louisiana`s fragile shores by the weekend.

Apr 29, 2010, 10:43 AM IST

Submarines sent to seal leaks as US oil slick spreads

Robotic submarines are on Monday racing to stop oil from a sunken rig streaming into the Gulf of Mexico, as BP warned that sealing the seabed leaks could take three months if the operation fails.

Apr 26, 2010, 23:51 PM IST

Australia sprays oil slick amid wildlife fears

Aircraft sprayed chemicals to break up a large oil slick off Australia`s northwestern coast on Sunday as environmentalists expressed fears for rare wildlife from oil gushing into the sea from an uncapped well.

Aug 23, 2009, 13:58 PM IST