A big Oil spill hit the coast of Dibba Fujairah, in the eastern part of the United Arab Emirates [...]
The volume of water in the world’s oceans that is totally devoid of oxygen has more than quadrupled over the past 50 years, according to a new study. [...]
Cyprus, Greece and Israel have announced they will sign an agreement next week designed to combat marine pollution. [...]
The Scottish government has joined a global effort to reduce the amount of fishing equipment being lost or discarded at sea. [...]
Ocean pollution by micro-plastics is an acknowledged and growing threat to marine ecosystems. Now, in a biting irony, it seems that at least one member of those ecosystems is making its own hefty contribution to the problem. [...]
Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka, and South Africa have joined UN Environment's CleanSeas campaign against marine litter and ocean pollution, announcing measures including new marine reserves, plastic bag bans, and drives to increase recycling. [...]
Nations have agreed that the world needs to completely stop plastic waste from entering the oceans. [...]
OSLO, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Norway said Friday it will put an end to discharge of sewage from ships within 12 nautical miles along the Norwegian coast and around the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. [...]
American Commercial Lines owes the U.S. government $20 million in cleanup costs and damages stemming from a 2008 collision between the company’s tugboat and an ocean-going tanker that sent 300,000 gallons of oil spilling into the Mississippi River near New Orleans, a federal appeals court held on Tuesday. [...]
Namibia will inaugurate a National Marine Pollution Contingency Plan Committee next week to enhance responsiveness, the Ministry of Works and Transport said on Monday. [...]
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from global shipping are on the rise again, according to a study released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). This finding increases pressure on policymakers gathering at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters next week to take action on climate change. [...]
In recent years, the club has seen an increase in both the number of fines for MARPOL violations in respect of oil pollution and also the level of fines. This is particularly so in the USA, where MARPOL fines have run into millions of dollars. [...]
The Liberia Registry has approved Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) to provide verification services on the upcoming IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships as implemented by amendments to MARPOL Annex VI. [...]
Coastal areas around Southeast Asia suffer the most from pollution caused by ship traffic, according to a global study that estimates shipping emissions based on real-time, local activity for the first time. [...]
DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait’s state oil company said on Tuesday that an oil spill off the country’s coast had been contained and that it was in contact with oil companies operating in the Gulf region to try to locate the source of the leak, state news agency KUNA said. [...]
The American P&I Club Learning Management System developed with IDESS Interactive Technologies (IDESS IT) wins the prestigious Seatrade Maritime "Investment in People" Award
The American Club sees managing crew competence as key to safety, security and environmental protection. Although training is essential for developing competence, knowledge and skills are often lost soon after the training event, unless they are applied. To address this, the Club, together with IDESS IT developed an online Learning Management System that not only transfers knowledge but also monitors retention through periodic assessment. The output from the assessment of each candidate is analyzed. Any gaps identified are closed by links to relevant learning resources, thereby reinforcing retention systematically, supporting continual personal improvement, and maintaining crew competence. [...]
Over half-way into this decade and the downward trend in oil spills from tankers continues. The average number of large oil spills from tankers, i.e. greater than 700 tonnes, has progressively reduced and since 2010 averages 1.7 per year. [...]
Princess Cruises, one of 10 brands owned by the world’s largest cruise holiday company, has been ordered to pay a $40m (£32m) fine for illegally dumping thousands of gallons of oil and waste off the UK coast. [...]
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh travels to Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to investigate how the plastic we throw away everyday enters the food chain and possibly, our bodies.
Late on November 6, 2015, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama returned verdicts of guilty against DSD Shipping A.S. and three engineer officers from the Stavanger Blossom on various maritime pollution-related charges. [...]
An oil spill can cause financial loss for a variety of organisations and individuals. We'll look at some examples of the economic impacts of oil spills on businesses and livelihoods and finding out about the compensation process, from the sources of recompense, to what to do when preparing claims.
We look at the environmental impacts of oils spills from the immediate effects on eco-systems and habitats to prospects for long term recovery. While an incident remains in the public eye, images of oiled coastlines and wildlife can influence a great deal of debate and decision making. But what's the truth about the impact an oil spill can have on the environment?
When there's a spill at sea there's the opportunity to reduce the amount of oil which reaches the shore. But to be successful in limiting the damage. You need to be prepared and act fast. In this programme we look at different strategies for response at sea, including containment and recovery, the use of dispersants and in situ burning.