The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is an enormous collection of trash, deposited by ocean currents in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. The trash mainly comprises of plastic debris and is not only huge but is also scattered along a wide expanse making it difficult to clear up the choked-up water space.
A global ban on the dumping of sewage sludge at sea is a step closer, following the submission to IMO of a proposal to amend the 1996 London Protocol on the prevention of marine pollution by the dumping of wastes.
The sources and impact of sea-based marine litter form the focus of a new report by the Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), an advisory body to the United Nations-sponsored by ten UN entities including IMO.
#TeamSeas campaign was launched with the goal to raise 30M dollars to remove 30M pounds of trash. The Ocean Cleanup and Ocean Conservancy were chosen as the non-profit partners for cleaning up trash in rivers, oceans, and beaches.
Djibouti is the latest country to benefit from a national training workshop* (held 2-5 August, 2021) on implementation and enforcement of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
About 1.6 billion disposable masks wound up in the ocean last year. This has resulted in a massive pile of floating plastic waste that threatens marine life.
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.
Alang in Gujarat is the world’s biggest ship breaking yard with hundreds of ships getting scrapped each year. With increase in the yard’s popularity around the world, there has also been a steep increase in the number of threats posed by the ship breaking yard to the marine environment and laborers working there.
The shipping industry has come a long way as far as advancement in technologies to build greener ships is concerned. We bring to you thirteen technologies that can help to build a greener and eco-friendly ship.
Cargo Ship MV Tricolor is remembered for spreading one of the worst marine pollution in maritime history. We bring to you the story of the MV Tricolor as it sank after three collisions, leading to the greatest harm to the marine environment.