The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (HaV) announced it will empty oil from the ‘Finnbirch’ shipwreck, which has been leaking oil for over a year, off Öland, posing an environmental risk for local ecosystems of the Baltic Sea.
Viking Line’s M/S Mariella is making efforts in reducing food waste achieving an estimated 27 tonnes over a period of four months; According to the company, the amout of food they saved equals to approximately 70,000 meals.
In light of scrubber malfunction issues that have arose, MEPC 74 committed to investigate the environmental impacts of EGCS liquid effluents by adding a new item on their agenda, called ‘Evaluation and harmonization of rules and guidance on the discharge of liquid effluents from EGCS into waters, including conditions and areas’, which will be evaluated on the next PPR.
The Ocean Cleanup announced that System 001/B is successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris. The system operating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch captures and concentrates all plastic.
SEA Europe, representing EU’s shipyards, and EU equipment manufacturers and suppliers focuses on making shipping a sustainable means of transport, by addressing today’s barriers and proposing ways on achieving the sustainable goals set.
A 6% of all fishing nets, 9% of all traps, and 29% of all lines are lost or discarded into the oceans each year, researchers said in a world’s first global estimate of commercial fishing gear losses into the oceans, according to data provided by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.
The Government of Canada, is investing into a variety of options to recycle and dispose boats made of fibreglass, aiming to protect Canada’s land and waterways from plastic waste and marine litter. Transport Canada proposed to Canadian small and medium-sized businesses to lead innovative solutions for recycling or reusing fibreglass.
The US Coast Guard provided recommended measures to mitigate the potential factors that some indications suggest may be contributing to the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) throughout the Caribbean. One such factor may be the potential transfer of pathogens in ballast water.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) conducted a meeting gathering major stakeholders of the maritime sector, discussing, sharing knowledge and expertise on how to reduce marine pollution of all kinds, mostly focusing on land-based activities.
An IMO-supported international centre responsible for coordinating efforts to prevent oil spills and protect the marine environment in the north-west Pacific Ocean is to expand its areas of work, following a high-level meeting in Seoul on 28-30 August.
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