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Tag: marine pollution

Two shipping companies pay USD 1.9 million for oil pollution

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Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstruction of justice for covering up the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water and garbage from one of their ships into the sea, according to the US Department of Justice.

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New design for ridding oceans of plastic

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On May 11th 2017, Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, announced a design breakthrough allowing for the cleanup of half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years.

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Guidance to mitigate lost fishing gear launched

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On the occasion of the World Ocean Day, on June 8th, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative issued the second part of its study, entitled "Best Practices Framework for the Management of Fishing Gear", providing practical guidance to decrease the abundance and effects of ghost gear within the shipping industry.

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Governments urged for stricter marine pollution policies

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At the 2017 UN Ocean Conference being held in New York this week, UN asks countries to support a ‘zero draft’ Call To Action, which stands for an acceleration of “actions to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds”. This means that governments must implement tighter marine pollution controls or risk further degradation of the oceans, fish stocks and ecosystems.

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Seismic vessels to collect plastic from sea

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Norway-based Petroleum Geo-Services has developed a concept for efficient, large-scale collection of plastic in the oceans. The solution uses the inherent benefits of seismic vessels and takes advantage of their air compressors and capabilities for handling large towing configurations.

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