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Training aspires to enhance oil spill response in East Africa

In case of a marine oil spill, relevant government agencies in the affected region need to coordinate a response. This scenario was part of a training event on oil spill preparedness and response for countries in eastern Africa, that took place in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, from 6 to 9 November.

Edible bio-plastic packaging aspires to reduce plastic waste

Evoware developed a brand new plastic sachet and packaging that is eco-friendly, biodegradable or even edible and healthy for the body. The raw material of this new product is seaweed farmed in Indonesia and the whole endeavour also has an impact on the livelihood of the local seaweed farmers.

Space debris and their impact on marine environment

Material dropped during space vehicle launches could affect the marine environment. This is an issue that the Scientific Group of the London Convention and London Protocol are focusing on from 5 to 9 of November. The meeting will also consider the disposal of fibre-reinforced plastic vessels.

Ιcebreaker tested new in-built oil recovery system

IB Polaris, a Finnish icebreaker has conducted an oil spill response exercise in the Baltic sea in order to test a new oil recovery system. This in-built oil recovery system enables Polaris to collect 1015 m³ oil with a rate of 200 m³/h in harsh weather and ice conditions. Polaris’ icebreaking capabilities means the vessel can intervene in oil spills in ice infested waters.

Port of Rotterdam welcomes ‘polluter pays’ principle

On October the 9th, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalize the text of the new law. In light of this, the Port of Rotterdam supports the view that minimization of waste discharges in the sea has plenty of benefits.

UK to reduce bureaucracy in cleaning marine litter

The UK Government launched new proposals on 2 November 2018, to reduce bureaucratic procedures and make it easier for divers to remove litter from the seabed. Up until now, a marine licence was required for divers who retrieve litter, but now divers will be excluded from this requirement.

German company fined $3.2 million over oil pollution and falsified records

A German shipping company was sentenced on Friday in Portland, Maine, for obstruction of justice and for maintaining false official records to conceal deliberate pollution from its ship ‘Marguerita’, according to data provided by the US Coast Guard. The company was fined $3.2 million and ordered to serve a four-year term of probation.

Peru accedes to London Protocol on dumping waste at sea

Peru has become the 51st State to accede to the London Protocol covering dumping of wastes at sea. Mr. Juan Carlos Gamarra Skeels, newly appointed Ambassador of Peru to the UK and Permanent Representative to IMO, presented his credentials when he met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters, London, on 31 October, to deposit the instrument of accession.

UK updates its list of approved MARPOL surveyors

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) Annex II, Regulation 16 requires the Government of each member within the convention to have surveyors for exercising control procedures as developed by the IMO. For this reason, the UK published guidance on MARPOL Surveyors.


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