A BBC Disclosure documentary investigation conducted by Mark Daly and Chris Foote journalists, revealed how shipbreaking activities in Alang, India caused severe harm to the environment. The disclosure pays attention to the illegally export attempt of a trio of floating rigs full of asbestos and mercury from the Scottish Cromarty Firth.
Following India’s ban on single use plastic from onboard vessels, the Liberian Maritime Authority reminds all Liberia-flagged vessels sailing to India of what to keep in mind, from which single use plastics are acceptable, to the importance of implementing a Ship Execution Plan (SEP).
In line with the requirements of Shipping Order No 5-2019 all ships trading in Indian waters, ports or places need to be provided with a Ship Execution Plan regarding the use of Single Use Plastics onboard. Scope of the Plan is to provide guidance for the actions to be taken in order to comply with the requirement.
The Director General of Shipping in India issued an addendum on the regulation of banning single-use plastic in Indian waters, providing details concerning a delayed timetable for the introduction of the ban on plastics.
A tanker laden with 2,800 million tonnes naphtha is floating abandoned off the Goan coast, India. There are concerns that the toxic content could spill as a strong cyclone is approaching the Arabian Sea’s Coastline. The ship has already sustained damages due to the cyclonic storm Kyarr.
In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, the Indian Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers informed about the various preventive steps taken by the Government of India to address marine pollution. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya also informed that periodic surveys of Indian flag vessels are conducted, aiming to ensure compliance to the rules.
According to the Indian Minister of Shipping, Coast Guard teams are responding to an oil spill which occurred after two vessels namely, M.T. BW MAPLE and M.T. DAWN KANCHIPURAM while crossing each other collided on 28th January, 2017 outside the Kamrajar harbour.
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