Ozone layer in the earth’s atmosphere is depleting at a very fast rate because of the use of several harmful substances that effect the environment. Shipping industry is also one of the contributors that emit ozone depleting substances. Find out what are these substances inside the article.
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?
The application of protective coating of anti fouling paints results in a smooth hull devoid of any marine fouling, which decreases the frictional resistance caused by the water flow. The anti-fouling paints decrease the load on the engine and increase fuel efficiency.
Factors adding to Marine pollution comprise of not only the effects of oil and harmful gas emissions but also garbage generated on the ship during normal operation. Such garbage matter includes plastic, synthetics, oil rags, cardboard boxes etc., which are equally harmful for marine organisms and environment as is oil to the sea.