2 Dead Whales Wash Up on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-foot dead whale carcass washed up on the oceanfront beach of eastern Fire Island on Monday night and a second dead whale was recovered in the Hamptons on Tuesday, officials said.Suffolk County police Marine Bureau officers and Fire Island National Seashore rangers responded to the scene of a dead humpback whale on the beach in Ocean Ridge, the easternmost section of Davis Park, at 8:30 p.m., police and experts said.Officers notified New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, who determined that the whale was a juvenile but found no signs of external trauma.The foundation’s marine biologists will perform a necropsy to determine the whale’s cause of death, which was not immediately clear. The foundation will also bury the whale, police said.A True’s beaked whale was also recovered Tuesday from a beach in Westhampton and brought back to the Riverhead Foundation’s facility, where it will undergo a necropsy, the group said.The incidents came eight weeks after a humpback whale carcass washed up near the Wilderness Visitors Center west of Smith Point County Park on FI.last_img read more

Petronas taps Tanjung for Bayan offshore production unit

first_imgMalaysia’s oilfield services provider Tanjung Offshore Services (TOS) has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali for the leasing, operating, and maintenance of a mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) for the Bayan Gas Development Project Phase 2.Petronas twin towers in Malaysia; Source: Unsplash; Author: Vlad ShapochnikovTanjung said on Thursday that the contract was won by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company and its consortium partner VME Process Systems Malaysia on January 30.The company added that the value of the contract was based on the contract price as stipulated in the letter of award.The effective date of the contract is February 1 and the acceptance date is 27 months from the effective date. The time charter period is for ten years from the acceptance date.According to previous announcements by Petronas Carigali, phase two of the Bayan gas redevelopment in the Balingian PSC offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, will entail drilling of four wells at the existing BYDP-C drilling platform.IHS Markit said in July 2019 that the company had been mulling a MOPU unit for a while and that it was supposed to be bridge-connected to existing riser platform BYR-A.IHS also said that a new 12.7 km full well stream pipeline would be installed from BYDP-C to BYR-A, and modification and upgrade works would be carried out at existing facilities in the Bayan complex.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

A Wildcat Sanctuary and a Whistleblower Suit

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares May 6, 2014; Minneapolis Star TribuneIn Minnesota, six people have filed a whistleblower suit against The Wildcat Sanctuary in Pine County, alleging that they were fired or were forced to resign from their jobs for reporting misuse of organizational funds by the executive director. Minnesota’s Whistleblower Act disallows that type of retaliation against employees who report suspected violations of law.Tammy Thies is the executive director and founder of the sanctuary, and a state attorney general’s report says that sanctuary funds were used by her for personal expenses, including purchases of groceries, ladies’ underwear, skydiving lessons for Thies’ husband, “bawdy books,” and utilities for her private house. This behavior was acknowledged in a signed agreement between the sanctuary’s board chairwoman Gail Plewacki and the Attorney General’s Office.Thies was placed on administrative leave while the investigation was active, but has been reinstated to leadership. However, according to Legal Newsline, “TWS must recruit and elect at least three additional members to its board who are approved by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, review and evaluate all expenses to determine their reasonableness and propriety and appoint a third-party monitor to provide guidance and instruction to the organization’s board. Within 60 days of executing the agreement, TWS must undertake a comprehensive review to determine the amount of TWS funds allegedly spent by Thies. If she refuses to pay back TWS for the alleged expenditures, TWS must sever its relationship with Thies.”—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more