NYK signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT) to use a ship to collect and analyze microplastics in oceans worldwide, in order to create a solution to marine plastic pollution. This is the world’s first initiative between a company and a research institute to carry out a survey of microplastics over a wide range of the ocean.
BinForGreenSeas announced that Swale Council will join its project. The organization will soon establish three bins along the Swale seafront, prompting visitors to dispose of their litter responsibly with our prominent and poignant message: throw marine life a lifeline.
As we are approaching the end of another exciting year for shipping, without a doubt the focus of everyone ahead of 2020 will be on IMO sulphur cap. This issue, along with decarbonization in general, has emerged as a main priority for the sector, with companies trying to find ways to cut their emissions. In this article, we take a look back at 2019, and we identify the key environmental moments that left their mark.
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.
Plastic pollution is amongst the most alerting challenges the world faces today threatening lives and the human health. A new study discusses how risks related to plastic pollution play out across insurance lines and asset classes in which insurers invest.
During an expedition in the Northern Sea Route, Russian researchers discovered microplastics all along the route, marking the first time ever that samples have been taken of microplastic waste along the route. The expected results will highlight the seriousness of marine pollution, addressing the matter that even some of the world’s most inaccessible oceans are impacted form pollution.
While walking along the coast, one can come across broken bottles, plastic toys and food wrappers among others, but cigarette butts appear to be the most common. In fact, cigarette butts are a prevalent, lasting, and toxic form of marine debris, that can potentially harm marine organisms and their environments.
On beaches across Europe and the world, EU staff are cooperating with local communities to clean up marine litter as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign. Launched on 19 August, this year’s campaign will run through October, with actions taking place in more than 80 countries, on all populated continents.
Following an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health.
The Ocean Cleanup announced that after a 6-week testing campaign, its main technical challenge is solved by modifying the system to move at a consistent speed through the plastic. The slow-down configuration was most effective in the trials.
- PSC Focus
Black Sea MoU annual PSC report: 212 ship detentions in 201906/07/2020
The port of the future is based on seven building blocks06/07/2020
ILO urged to ensure proper identification of seafarer suicides06/07/2020
- Maritime Health
RMI: Medicine chest requirements onboard06/07/2020
- Maritime Health
Eleven seafarers test COVID-19 positive on MSC boxship in China06/07/2020
ESPO: EU taxonomy should recognize ports' green practices06/07/2020
Car carrier declared total loss after explosion onboard06/07/2020
Inmarsat investigates the role of technology in improving life onboard06/07/2020
- Cyber Security
Cyber incident response crucial to cope with cyber risks06/07/2020
Study reveals gas hydrate plug may have led to Deepwater Horizon explosion06/07/2020