Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The probable and the real thing...which oil spill? where? when? who knows?

Years ago in the good old days in the 70´s one of Swedens best comedians Tage Danielsson had a radio parody on various "probable", "improbable" and other "never to happen" issues. His best one was that the Harrisburg/ Three Mile Island atomic power plant disaster was so improbable to happen that it must not have happened even if it happened, it did or did not, or?
See and read at: The accident at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania, on March 28, 1979
It seems to me as if these lately happened oil spills have much in common with this statement on Harrisburg. Who does really know anything?

To me it seems as we are there again...the "probable" oil leakage from the just sunken aluminium carrying ship m/s Runner 4 is now estimated to be 20-40 metric tons of oil, "but in the ship was said to have 102 metric tons heavy oil, 25 metric tons light oil and 600 metric liter lubricant on board" so where is the rest? And according to daily news this oil spot was observed some 42 kilometers west off the place the ship sunk, or as they say it might have come from an entirely other ship? What? Which ship? When? Who knows? Anybody know? Satellites?
I get even more confused with the reports the authorities give out! And the Estonian authorities have not contacted the Finnish authorities about this sofar?
Here I say: why should they do that they must know by now that we on the Finnish side dont have any equipment whatsoever to fight any oil spills, we just sent everything we had to Denmark to the local
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) center, lucky them! When will we here get an EMSA center?

Should we do something?

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