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Ships, aircraft fight new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India intensified efforts to extinguish a new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast on Tuesday, two days after the previous three-day...

Sri Lanka assessing environment damage from oil tanker fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government is sending scientists to determine whether a three-day fire on a giant oil tanker off its coast damaged the marine environment, an official said Monday...

Urgent pumping removes oil from ship grounded near Mauritius

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a race against tides and time, workers pumped tons of fuel on Tuesday from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius to try to prevent a renewed o...

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil s...

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel...

Seawater seeping into decaying oil tanker off Yemen coast

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil is at risk of rupture or exploding, causing massive envi...

Ferrari’s Leclerc pledges to behave better at Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Charles Leclerc pledges to behave better at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, vowing there will be no repeat of the crash which sent both Ferraris spinning ...

Iran says oil tanker struck by missiles off Saudi Arabia

Two missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tension...

The Latest: Spain pulls its frigate from near Persian Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the reported sabotage attacks on ships near the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11...

Satellite images show oil tankers allegedly sabotaged

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press show the oil tankers that Gulf officials alleged were the targets of "sabotage" off the coast of the United Ara...

Oil spill disasters at high sea: What can we do to prevent environmental damage?

After the Grande America cargo vessel sank on March 12 some 300 kilometers (186 miles) off the French coast, clean-up teams are still racing to contain its oil spill. Within days, the spill had disper...

Missouri agency says work ongoing to find cause of oil leak

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says crews are still working to clean up and identify the cause of an oil pipeline leak in suburban St. Louis. ...

The Latest: TransCanada: Keystone likely source of oil leak

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on an oil leak near St. Louis (all times local): 12:15 p.m. TransCanada says its Keystone pipeline is likely the source of an ...

Enbridge 'highly confident' Platte not source of oil leak

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. says it's "highly confident" that its Platte pipeline wasn't the source of an oil leak near St. Louis. TransCanada's Keystone pipeline also r...

The Latest: Oil leak near St. Louis estimate: 1,800 gallons

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on an oil leak near St. Louis (all times local): 5 p.m. Missouri environmental regulators say the early estimate is that about 43 barrel...