In 2012 more than 1300 ocean-going ships were sold for breaking. Only a minority of these end-of-life vessels were handled in a safe, sustainable manner. About two thirds of the ships were simply run ashore on tidal beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. A look at how ship recycling can become cleaner and safer.
The threats to the maritime environment from plastic dumping have increased manifold in the past few years. The Plastic Aquatic Project is an initiative aimed at controlling and substantially reducing the presence of noxious pollutants in the oceans.
In spite of several legislations, ship/shore checklists, MARPOL regulations, we keep hearing about various incidents of oil pollution at the sea. Whether it’s the ship’s fault or not, a single drop of oil in the seawater can send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned seafarers. Is there a way to avoid oil pollution from ships?
In a first of its kind project, a Horizon lines container ship will be used to study representation of clouds in climate models. The project dubbed – MAGIC, Marine ARM GPCI Investigation of Clouds’, aims to study the influence of clouds and their constant modulation over the oceanic surfaces
A variety of ocean phenomena- both explained and unexplained have intrigued people around the world. Some of these most famous ocean mysteries have been a subject of great debates and discussions. Learn about ten such mysteries of the oceans.
Marine pollution from ships is a serious matter of concern for the shipping industry. Learn about different ways to reduce and recycle waste from ships to prevent ship pollution.
Pollution from shipping is on the rise. Seafarers must make dedicated efforts to reduce their carbon footprint while working on ships. Learn how they can help in reducing overall carbon emissions from the shipping industry.
A large number of whales are injured and killed as a result of ships and offshore activities every year. Learn how shipping activities have been severely affecting whales and what steps have been taken to prevent the same.
Ships and offshore activities are a great threat to coral reefs around the world. Learn how shipping is destroying coral reefs as a result of severe human interference.
Oil spill as a result of maritime accidents have been a major concern for the shipping industry. Find out about twenty major oil spill incidents after 1967 that shook the maritime industry with their harmful effects and consequences.
Ballast water management plan is implemented on board ships to reduce the harmful effects of ballast water. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about ballast water exchange and ballast water management plan.
Find the impacts of the third Emission Control Area – The North American Emission Control Area which is applicable for ships trading in areas off the Coasts of Canada, The United States and French majorities of Saint.
Toxic ships are controversial vessel which have been the reason for environmental pollution threats in the past. These vessels have caused great disputes and harm to both humans and ecosystem because of harmful substances. Find out ten toxic ships of the shipping world inside the article.
Among the various emission control applications used in the shipping industry, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) System comes out to be the most efficient in effectively reducing ship’s NOx emission by 90-95%. Find out more about SCR systems inside the article.
A ship graveyard is a name given to a place where old ships are abandoned to naturally disintegrate. Also known as ship cemetery, a ship graveyard would generally have a large number of ships, boats, or hulls of scrapped ships left to decay.
From being regarded as a very vital presence of the contemporary world, plastic has come to be looked upon as a material of immense potential destruction and harm. Find out inside the article as to how plastic is ruining the oceans and marine life in a number of ways.
PlanetSolar is the largest boat in the world that runs on solar energy. The boat has been in news since the time of its inception. Know more about PlanetSolar and its salient features inside the article.
It is extremely necessary to generate awareness among people towards protection and conservation of marine environment. We have enumerated 11 main causes of marine pollution which have been troubling marine environment for quite some time now.
Marine environmental protection agencies are important to conserve marine ecosystem and prevent ocean pollution. We bring to you 13 important marine environmental protection agencies which are doing one of the most important jobs towards saving the natural environment.
A cave is defined as a natural occurring which can be accessed either through an opening either on land or through water. While caves located on hard grounds are easier to find and beautiful to admire, there are water caves which are rare but are equally spell-binding.
The SSCS (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) is a non-profit making organisation, started in the year 1977 to protest against the environmentally detrimental activities carried out at the sea. Find out ten such interesting facts about Sea Shepherds in the article inside.
BioWave is a new innovative method for generating power from ocean waves. With a unique design and a promising efficiency, Biowave is sure to take the renewable wave energy industry by storm. Find out more about the design and working of Biowave inside the article.
Sea foam is a natural phenomenon of the ocean which involves formation of white lathery substance which floats on the surface of water and gets accumulated at the sea shores. The formation of sea foam is seen in several parts of the world and continues to intrigue people even today.
One of the most beautiful phenomenons on Earth, Biobay or Bioluminescent Bay is a unique water area which glows at night, turning itself into a sight that can never be seen anywhere else on earth. Find out more about the Bioluminescent Bay inside the article.