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Watch: How we can keep plastics out of the ocean

The video, produced by National Geographic, explores one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, which is no other than plastic pollution. It is estimated that about 8 million metric tons of plastic trash enters the sea from land every year, which is the equivalent of five plastic bags filled with trash for every foot of coastline in the world. 

Watch: Fire flows at Indonesian Barito River

The video depicts a fire that erupted in the Barito River, south Kalimantan, Indonesia, in the early morning hours of 25 May. According to initial information, an oil spill caused the flow of the fire to spread into the river, damaging several ships that were berthed at the time.

Watch: ZPMC to adopt digital solutions

In this video published by Microsoft, Judson Althoff, Microsoft’s commercial business lead, and Song Hailiang, ZPMC’s vice president and former chairman, explore the company’s change from a simple manufacturer to a smart port services provider. As many ports are using ZPMC’s cranes and heavy-duty machinery, the company collaborates with Microsoft to create new services.

Watch: Drones surveying port construction project

An automated drone system by the company Airobotics is being used, with the aim to survey and map the construction of the new Gulf Port in Haifa, Israel.
The drones, which are fully automated and they don’t need someone to operate them, perform reclamation areas surveys; Breakwater construction monitoring; and Stockpile measurement.

Watch: Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea offers many riches, but it also faces a multitude of interconnected maritime security challenges. As maritime piracy knows no borders, the nations around the Gulf of Guinea have organized themselves into a coordinated security effort, in order to combat crime.

Watch: What really happens to the plastic you throw away

The short animation film, produced by TED-Ed, explores three possible scenarios regarding the life cycle of a plastic bottle, after it is thrown away. The first scenario is of the most common ones: The plastic garbage ends up in a landfill, where its interaction with rain creates a harmful stew, called ‘leachate’.

Watch: The importance of right crew in operations

In this video, Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), highlights the importance of attracting, recruiting and retaining the ‘right crew’. Employing the right crew is important to ensure safe operations. The right crew are those crew with the correct knowledge, experience and attitude when conducting an operation.

USCG cadets renew search and rescue operations

US Coast Guard Academy cadets studying mechanical engineering have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the USCG conducts search and rescue operations with MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters. The new basket design, enables USCG to save precious time during mass rescue situations.

Are you eating plastic for dinner?

The novel 3-D animation video, produced by motion graphic artist Andreas Tanner and published by National Geographic, provides an insight on all aspects of plastic production, consumption, and breakdown, diving into how our consumption of plastics has affected marine species deaths and increased human health risks.

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