OS 35 – Afternoon Update – 628/2022

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council convened at noon today via video link to receive a situational update from the Captain of the Port. The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, the Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia and Minister for the Port Vijay Daryanani attended. The Captain…

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OS 35 – Beaches Update – 627/2022

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The Ministry of Environment is regularly assessing the impact of OS 35’s situation on Gibraltar’s shorelines and beaches. The latest update is as follows: Shoreline/Beaches Assessment: Eastern beach – No oil reported. Camp Bay – No new oil reported. Catalan Bay – Some sheen within booms. No heavy oil on…

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OS 35 – Overnight Update – 626-2022

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Overnight the situation onboard the OS 35 vessel has remained stable. Continuous pumping out of fuel from Tank 1 Centre Starboard has taken place until the early hours of the morning. Although the vessel is unable to operate its own machinery, the situation in the engine room has remained stable…

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OS 35 – 9:00pm UPDATE – 625/2022

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council, jointly chaired by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral David Steel, convened this evening at No 6 Convent Place. Minister for the Port Vijay Daryanani and Minister for Environment John Cortes were also present. The Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia attended via…

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OS 35 – Afternoon Update – 624/2022

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The Chief Minster Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel chaired a meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council at noon today, attended also by the Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia, Minister for the Port Vijay Daryanani and Minister for Environment John Cortes. WATER INGRESS TO ENGINE ROOM…

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OS 35 – 1:00PM Update – 623/2022

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The Captain of the Port has provided an update on the course of the morning. A meeting of the Gibraltar Contingency Council is ongoing at No6 Convent Place. AQUAGIB WATER INTAKE INLETS AquaGib conducted a diving inspection early this morning at Little Bay, which confirmed that their salt water intake…

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OS 35 – Overnight Update – 622/2022

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Overnight the situation has remained stable. There has been continuous pumping of fuel from the OS 35 vessel although at a slightly slower pace than predicted. It is expected that this operation will be completed during the course of the day. Continuous monitoring has been in place throughout the night…

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Investigation into the collision of OS 35 and ADAM LNG ̵...

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The Gibraltar Maritime Accident Investigation Compliance Officer has appointed an independent experienced accident investigator from the UK under the Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012, to carry out an investigation into the collision of the Bulk Carrier OS 35 and the vessel Adam LNG on 29th August…

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Volunteers for oil spill response effort – 620/2022

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The Department of the Environment is aware that several organisations are being contacted by members of the public wishing to assist with the oil response effort.   A core volunteer group has been established by the Department of the Environment in co-ordination with the ESG, GONHS and the Nautilus Project…

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Volunteers for oil spill response effort – 620/2022

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The Department of the Environment is aware that several organisations are being contacted by members of the public wishing to assist with the oil response effort. A core volunteer group has been established by the Department of the Environment in co-ordination with the ESG, GONHS and the Nautilus Project who…

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All fishing in BGTW temporarily suspended – 619/2022

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Following the advice of the Director of Public Health as a result of the presence of oil, the Department of the Environment will be temporarily suspending all fishing activities in BGTW as a precautionary measure. This will include a temporary suspension of the Bluefin tuna fishing season. ENDS

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OS 35 – Evening update – 618/2022

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The Captain of the Port provided an update to the Gibraltar Contingency Council, jointly chaired by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, at 6pm at No 6 Convent Place. Also in attendance were the Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia, Minister for the Port…

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OS 35 – 3:00pm update – 617/2022

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council, jointly chaired by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, met this afternoon 12:30pm. The Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia, Minister for the Environment John Cortes and Minister for the Port Vijay Daryanani also attended.   DIESEL NOW REMOVED FROM…

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Water situation update – 2nd September 2022 – 616/20...

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The Strategic Coordinating Group, chaired by Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, met this morning to discuss the latest development regarding water production and the effects of the OS 35 vessel incident to our water infrastructure. The water situation across the AquaGib network remains stable with all Reverse Osmosis Plants…

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OS 35 – Overnight Update – 614/2022

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The situation has remained stable with continuous pumping out of diesel from the OS 35 vessel overnight.  The latest figures show 197 cubic metres of diesel have been removed from the vessel as of 07:00hrs today. This represents around 80% of the vessel’s diesel load now successfully removed. Continuous monitoring…

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OS 35 LATE EVENING UPDATE – 22:00HRS – 613/2022

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The situation surrounding OS 35 has remained stable throughout the evening which will allow the pumping out of diesel to continue overnight. FUEL REMOVAL OPERATIONS Latest indications at the time of publication of this statement report 112 cubic metres of diesel have now been pumped out of the vessel, almost…

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OS 35 LATE EVENING UPDATE – 22:00HRS – 813/2022

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The situation surrounding OS 35 has remained stable throughout the evening which will allow the pumping out of diesel to continue overnight. FUEL REMOVAL OPERATIONS Latest indications at the time of publication of this statement report 112 cubic metres of diesel have now been pumped out of the vessel, almost…

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OS 35 UPDATE – 20:00HRS – 612/2022

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council convened again this evening at No 6 Convent Place. The Captain of the Port John Ghio updated the group, chaired by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, on this afternoon’s developments. Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, Minister for…

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Cultural Awards – Public Voting – 610/2022

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Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, is pleased to announce that the public voting for the 2022 Cultural Awards will run between Thursday 1st September and Friday 30th September. The telephone numbers have been set up by Gibtelecom and will be available for calls made by…

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OS 35 – 2:00pm update – 609/2022

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council met again at 12:30pm this afternoon following the discovery of an oil leak from the vessel OS 35. The GCC was jointly chaired by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel. The Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia, Minister for the…

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Teacher and SNLSA delays inevitable – 607/2022

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The recruitment and appointment process is complex and involves several. Because this year it has involved a much larger number of teaching and SNLSA posts given that the Government has increased the complements of both substantially, it has inevitably taken longer than planned. The delays are very much regretted, as…

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OS 35 – Overnight update – 606/2022

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Overnight the situation has remained stable. Continuous monitoring has been in place throughout the night, with presence on-scene by anti-pollution assets. Additional monitoring by drone and land based thermal imaging assets have revealed no significant changes to the situation. The Salvage team is onboard the vessel to continue assessing and…

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OS 35 – 22:30 UPDATE – 605/2022

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council convened again tonight at No 6 Convent Place. The Captain of the Port John Ghio updated the group, chaired by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel on the evening’s developments. Minister for the Environment John Cortes and Minister for…

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MAJOR INCIDENT DECLARED – OS 35 UPDATE – 7:30PM –...

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council, chaired by the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, and the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, has met to discuss the break of the Bulk Carrier OS 35.   Given the latest development affecting the vessel and the fact that it remains loaded with fuel, on the…

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HULL OF OS 35 BREAKS – 603/2022

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The hull of the Bulk Carrier OS 35 has broken.  The two sections of the vessel have not yet fully separated.   There was a clear risk that this would occur.  It was for this reason that urgent attempts were being made to remove fuel from the vessel.   This has…

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OS 35 UPDATE : WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST 2022 – 602/2022

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The Gibraltar Contingency Council, jointly chaired by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Governor Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, met early this afternoon at No 6 Convent Place. Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia, Minister for the Port Vijay Daryanani and Minister for Environment John Cortes, were also in attendance….

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Dolphins Youth Club visit London – 601/2022

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On Wednesday 17th August 2022, eleven young people from the Dolphins Youth Club from the 14+ age group and four members of staff from the Gibraltar Youth Service, embarked on a 6-day trip to London. This marked an end to their Giving Back to the Community” Project, in which the…

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