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Tag: marine pollution

The HFO danger for the Arctic

hfo in arctic

An infographic published by Clean Arctic Alliance addresses the matter of heavy fuel oil. HFO one of the most hazardous materials as it increases the impact of oil spills and produces harmful air and climate pollutants.

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Canada invests in oil spill preparedness

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The four-year, $5-million Oil Spill Response Science program, under the national Oceans Protection Plan, aims at improving the technologies and techniques for recovering or removing heavy oil products from marine environments, in the unlikely event of a spill.

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HFO in Arctic: Risk & Challenges

hfo in arctic

The European Climate Foundation has created an infographic which depicts potential dangers of the increased Arctic shipping activity  in the region. An oil spill can be proven catastrophic for the region, because of Arctic's sensitive environment.

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Shipwreck of ‘AGIA ZONI II’ successfully refloated

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AGIA ZONI II has been now safely removed and transferred temporarily to nearby yard facilities, to carry out the necessary inspections. For the wreck removal operation, one floating ringer crane 1300 tons lifting capacity and another of 260 tons were used as well as salvage tugs, antipollution vessels and a specialized diving team.

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Hainan takes temporary ship pollution control measures

China's Hainan Maritime Safety Agency issued a Notice to Implement Ship Pollution Control Plan, that details actions to be taken between 3 November 2017 - 3 December 2018, to control of emission of ship’s pollutants and ballast water discharge. During this period, inspections will be carried out on ships, fuel suppliers and units that receive ships’ pollutants.

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Ship Biofouling management : an overview

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DNV GL focuses on biofouling, which sees an increasing interest from the industry, as it can be a significant risk for marine environment. While there are no immediate proposals for regulation on the table at the IMO, new regulations are in place or developing in various countries. 

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