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Tag: marine pollution

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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Ship sold for illegal scrapping arrested in Norway

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After having been informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its member organisation, Bellona, that the "Tide Carrier" (now named Harrier) had been sold for illegal, dirty and dangerous scrapping to a South Asian beaching facility, the Norwegian environmental authorities arrested the ship, on Tuesday 5 April.

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Tug causes oil spill during bunkering in Alabama

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U.S. Coast Guard announced that responded to a report of a diesel fuel discharge, on the Mobile River near Mt. Vernon, Alabama, on March 30th. A Parker Towing owned tug vessel spilled between an estimated 300 to 500 gallons of diesel fuel into the water, during fueling operations, on the Mobile River.

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First online portal shows marine litter globally

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Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have for the first time compiled all scientific data published on marine litter in a single database, accessible from the online portal AWI Litterbase, where both the distribution of litter and its interactions with organisms are presented in global maps.

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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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USCG responds to oil spill caused by grounding at Alaska

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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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