Did you know that garbage from ships can be just as deadly to marine life as oil or chemical spills? Did you know that the greatest danger of them all comes from plastic that floats in the ocean for years, causing animal and plant life to suffer?
There have been many deficiencies found in Port State Control Inspections with regards to the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships. As a response, the Paris MOU has announced that they will have a concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI from September 1st to November 30th 2018.
Drug smugglers continue to target ships as ‘hosts’ and use extreme methods to move their illegal shipments.
South Korean shipyard delivers the world’s first VLCC fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system which meets the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap requirements.
In February 2017, a container ship went aground at the entrance to the deep-water channel Lillegrund, Denmark. Though the bridge crew were aware of shallow waters ahead, they were caught by surprise when the grounding occurred. The incident resulted in serious damage to the ship’s hull and several fuel oil tanks and ballast tanks were ruptured resulting in pollution of the environment.
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