GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Pollution

Cruise line receives largest fine for oil pollution

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US Department of Justice announced that Princess Cruise Lines was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs, in order to conceal the discharges, in Miami, Florida.

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Malta’s spill response project completed

Transport Malta announced that successfully closed the project “Oil/HNS Spill Response Capacity Building for the Protection of Malta’s Seas”, which aimed to address pollution from oil offshore drilling operations within and outside of Malta’s territorial waters and establish training requirements in a national level.

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Project launched to collect ghost gear in UK

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The Global Ghost Gear Initiative announced that Fathoms Free and Cornish marine conservation volunteers dived with World Animal Protection, on Saturday April 8, from Penzance harbour, UK, to uncover fishing litter deep in coastal waters, as both seals and whales caught in ghost gear have been recently reported in the area.

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