The introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) associated with global shipping has been identified as a significant threat to the world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems.
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.
There are certain steps that should be taken without fail during shipboard operation to ensure safety of ship’s crew, cargo, and marine environment. Find out about these steps inside the article.
Dredging though commercially a very important activity in the shipping industry has several negative impacts on the marine environment. Find out about the various effects of dredging in this article.
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is a branch of International Maritime Organization (IMO) which looks into the matters of marine environment protection by updating and implementing regulations pertaining to the shipping industry.
Magic Pipe is a name given to a detachable pipe which is illegally used in the ship’s engine room to throw excess of oily water out to the sea. In spite of several steps taken to thwart its usage, the magic of the “magic pipe” still continues on ships.
The marine industry, as a response to the increasing global focus on environmental issues and responsibilities, has established a bi-national, voluntary program named Green Marine that aims to improve participants’ environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance.