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Port of Rotterdam will replace slopes to clean oil pollution

The Port of Rotterdam Authority will replace a section of the slopes stretching over more than 9 kilometres that have been contaminated by the ‘Bow Jubail’ oil spill. Currently, cleaning is still focused on those sections of the port infrastructure that have not yet been cleaned.

European Parliament calls for stronger measures on plastic pollution

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted to strengthen the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, which aims to reduce plastic pollution. Under the Strategy, the Commission proposed new EU-wide rules in May targeting 10 single-use plastic products.

NYK conducts oil spill crisis-response drill

As part of its Remember Naka-no-Se Campaign, NYK conducted a crisis-response drill based on the scenario of a serious accident occurring on an NYK-owned LNG carrier. The campaign is conducted every year, drawing on the lessons learned from the crude oil tanker ‘Diamond Grace’ oil spill.

BVI government wins compensation over ‘Vagabond’ oil spill

The Government of the Virgin Islands was awarded $221,935.86 for clean-up costs, as a result from the oil spill involving the freighter ‘Vagabond’, owned by Caribbean Transport Ltd., back in 2006. This is the first matter of this kind that has been taken to the High Court.

Vietnam to make stricter monitoring of imported waste

Recently, Vietnam’s import and sales volume of waste have increased significantly, as well as the risk of environment pollution. In fact, some enterprises used fraudulent means to regulate the import of waste, Vietnam said. For this reason, it issued a notice which further strengthens the monitoring and management of imported waste.

Norwegian Cruise Line reduces single-use plastics across fleet

As part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, operating the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, announced it is eliminating single-use plastic straws across its fleet of 26 ships and two island destinations.

Using technology to reduce plastics in the oceans

Our oceans are currently facing three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution. Plastic pollution in particular is increasing and has received international attention from governments, media and large sections of the public. In order to mitigate this problem, technology might give the solution.

No hydrocarbons found after Cliff Head oil spill, says Triangle

Australian Triangle Energy confirmed that there was no evidence of hydrocarbons in the marine environment, following the oil spill reported on 24 July from its Cliff Head Alpha Offshore Platform, located approximately 14 kilometres offshore in the Perth Basin, around 300 kilometres north of Perth.

Oil leaked from grounded vessel off Sweden

Strong winds have caused an small oil leak during fuel oil removal operations from the grounded car carrier ‘Makassar Highway’ off the Swedish coast, according to the latest update from the Coast Guard. Approximately 7000 liters of oil have been removed so far by Coast Guard ships. 

Oil spill reported from Cliff Head Alfa platform off Perth

Australia-based Triangle confirmed an oil spill on 24 July at its Cliff Head Alpha Offshore Platform, 14 km offshore in the Perth Basin, around 300 km north of Perth. An aerial and shoreline surveillance on Thursday however showed no hydrocarbons in the marine environment.

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