The Chinese State Oceanic Administration announced that oil from the sunken tanker Sanchi may now cover an area of 332km2, much larger than previously reported.
An ambitious campaign for a ban on HFO from Arctic shipping has successfully harnessed the power and influence of 65 companies, organisations, politicians and explorers.
US court has fined a Vanuatu-owned fishing vessel company USD2.5 million for covering up the illegal discharge of oily waste in and around American Samoa in the South Pacific.
Complete removal of plastic from the world’s oceans has moved a step closer after AkzoNobel joined forces with The Ocean Cleanup to help turn the tide on marine pollution.
Governments have been urged to ratify the London Protocol treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted two shipping companies and their masters for two separate marine pollution incidents within the Great Barrier Reef.
Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use on board fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1 January 2015, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until 31 December 2014.
The Cuttlefish shaped oceanic cleaning system is a marine environment protection unit concept which uses ocean power and autonomous satellite units to collect ocean and manmade waste.
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.