Oil spill is a serious form of pollution, threatening the oceans and the wildlife, making the cleanup operations a major priority. Thus, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University discussed how chemical herders can facilitate the concentration of an oil slick on water.
Leveraging the advantages of augmented reality for reaching audiences, a new Clean Seas augmented reality experience created by Singapore creative technology studio MeshMinds, in cooperation with the UNEP, now allows audiences to immerse themselves in the challenge of tackling marine litter.
A federal jury in Wilmington convicted a Greek ship management company, the Greek ship owner, and the Chief Engineer of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, falsifying ship’s documents, obstructing a USCG inspection, and making false statements to USCG inspectors.
Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean – equivalent to a full garbage truck dumped into the sea every minute. A new campaign by UNEP seeks to raise awareness on the harm caused by plastics in personal care products and shifts that can be made to reduce plastic footprints.
CE Deflt launched its study about open-loop scrubbers, addressing the issue of their impact within port areas, stating that they have a small impact on water quality, in comparison to future EU standards for priority substances in the water.
According to a recent statement, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has signed a contract with the aim to remove the pollution caused by the container ship YM Efficiency, when it lost 81 containers off Newcastle last year. According to the statement, AMSA is committed to “keeping the local community informed about the clean-up operation and will be holding community information sessions in the new year where members of the public will be given a detailed briefing on how the clean-up will take place and can ask any questions they like.”
EMSA created some guidelines aiming to provide guidance to claims arising because of maritime pollution incidents. The guidelines include a step by step process to handle such incidents, from the first hour until settling the claim.
About 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, debris and plastic have been found inside the belly of a dead whale, near to a Scottish beach. The dead sperm whale was found from a local whale research group on November 30, on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides.
According to a recent statement, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, highlights that is strongly committed to further reducing CO2 emissions; support longer term goals to fully decarbonize shipping and to further ensure its sustainability, in line with EU legislation, and that it is vital “that the raw data reported in the system are analyzed accurately and take operational realities fully into account, to give a realistic picture of the related emissions.”
It was on Thursday, December 5 when the Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, became international law.
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