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.
After the container vessel Kea Trader split in half last month, fuel was spilled off the ship, with oil washing New Caledonia’s eastern coasts and making the local authorities issue a marine pollution alert.
After having been informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its member organisation, Bellona, that the “Tide Carrier” (now named Harrier) had been sold for illegal, dirty and dangerous scrapping to a South Asian beaching facility, the Norwegian environmental authorities arrested the ship, on Tuesday 5 April.
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