GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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5 Apr 2017
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Pollution

Seafood processor fined for polluting Alaska waters

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The US Department of Justice announced that the federal court in Washington sentenced East West Seafoods company to pay $50,000 in fines, for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the Clean Water Act and the Refuse Act, by intentionally discharging oily bilge water into the ocean off Alaska, and then presenting false records to the USCG.

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Numerous vessel delays caused by oil leaks in Venezuela

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The American P&I Club issued a report, informing that several oil leaks, in the last year, resulted in delays in the loading and discharging of vessels at the key Venezuelan ports of Bajo Grande and Jose. Maritime laws prohibit oil-stained tankers from navigating international waters, until hull cleaning is performed.

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EU report: Harm caused by marine litter

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European Comission's Joint Research Center issued a report concerning the damages caused by marine litter, noting that is a major global problem alongside other key environmental issues of today. Marine litter is often transported by ocean currents over long distances and is found in all marine environments, even in remote regions.

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AIDA denies NABU’s pollution accusations

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German Cruise Line AIDA responded to NABU's accusations that the company's fleet of ships is a true polluter. The environmental association said that measurements recently conducted on AIDA Prima ship have showed that its chimney belches out a lot of smoke. AIDA's sustainability office issued a statement, claiming the charges scientifically void.

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EMSA’s CleanSeaNet helps to monitor shipwrecks off France

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On 22 December 2016, two supply ships owned by Maersk sank off Ushant, France and oil slicks, which could be the result of unpumpable residues, were observed in the area by French authorities. In order to monitor if the hulls were causing further pollution, the French authorities requested additional CleanSeaNet images over a period of two months, within a radius of 15 km around the wrecks’ positions.

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EMSA issues review of its oil spill response services

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European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued an updated report, assessing the drills and exercises conducted during 2016 on oil pollution response. In order to provide additional support to the EU Member States’ pollution response mechanisms in a cost efficient way, EMSA operates, in European waters, a range of pollution response services.

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