GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Pollution

USCG authorizes transit plan for damaged tug

tug

US Coast Guard approved a transit plan for the tug Samson Mariner to head south for repairs in Seattle with an escort tug and both departed Ketchikan on 22 February. The vessel ran aground on 15 February and released approximately 1,100 gallons of fuel in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows, Alaska.

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USCG responds to oil spill caused by grounding at Alaska

uscg

USCG, in partnership with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Alaska Commercial Divers continue their response to the tug boat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while towing a barge in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows, Alaska.

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New study reveals deep-sea mining damage

environment

National Oceanography Centre has published a new international study, which demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. It found clear impacts on marine ecosystems from deep-sea nodule mining activities, which lasted at least for decades.

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Ruptured oil tanker causes spill

oil spill

According to the Indian Minister of Shipping, Coast Guard teams are responding to an oil spill which occurred after two vessels namely, M.T. BW MAPLE and M.T. DAWN KANCHIPURAM while crossing each other collided on 28th January, 2017 outside the Kamrajar harbour.

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IMO: A closer look at the London Protocol

London

An introductory workshop on the core functions and purpose of the London Protocol was presented in Maputo, Mozambique from 1 through 2 February, providing relevant examples and experiences on the implementation of the Protocol which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea.

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