The Fin Whale is now listed as Vulnerable, previously listed as Endangered, in the IUCN Red List, according to recent update, as the global population of the species has roughly doubled since the 1970s. The nearly complete protection of Fin Whales throughout their range has allowed the global population to reach around 100,000 mature individuals.
Ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, Transparency International said that the IMO should give the new working group a remit that allows it to effectively increase public scrutiny and civil society participation. The NGO is also worried that some of the Member States could obstruct IMO’s reform.
Russian military divers dived in the Sea of Japan for the first time in the history of the Russian Navy and reached the depth of 416 meters. With the help of a diving complex they went into the depth, where they examined the underwater water area. They also conducted a training session on connecting the air supply hoses.
The inaugural SAFTY4SEA Conference in Hamburg successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of November, at Empire Riverside Hotel, Hamburg, attracting 160 delegates from a total of 88 organizations.
In order to ensure its regulatory framework is adopted and implemented, IMO focuses on auditing Member States to assess how effectively they administer key IMO treaties. For this reason, it carried out a training course for auditors in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 29 October until 2 November.
Sisimiut has become the first Greenlandic town to launch its own Community Specific Guidelines. The guidelines inform tourists on how to be thoughtful visitors. The guidelines were created by the local business association Destination Arctic Circle with support from AECO and funding from NORA.
The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators has included Iceland in its geographical range. Guidelines and other measures will also be applied to ensure sustainable expedition cruise operations in Iceland. At least 25% of AECO’s operating members have itineraries that already include or will include Iceland in the future.
Travel Leaders Group conducted a survey among 1,000 North American travel advisors, revealing that Scotland and the Netherlands moved up among the top five upcoming European destinations. As for the international cruise category, the Caribbean remained at the top spot.
The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project claims that is has discovered the world’s oldest intact wreck, a Greek sailing vessel which dates back to 400 BC. The wooden hull is well-preserved as it is located a mile beneath the surface of the Black Sea, where low level of oxygen in the water limits decay.
A replica of the Titanic will set sail in 2022, following the route of the original ship as planned in 1912. Namely, the ship will travel from Southampton to New York, carrying 2,400 passengers and 900 crew, while it aims to have the same lay out and interiors of the first ship.
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US to grant Puerto Rico $28.9 million to prevent risk from natural disasters17/11/2018
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Two ships collide off Borkum, Germany16/11/2018