Environment

  • Trump’s Oil Drilling Executive Order Targets...

    Buried in President Trump’s executive order opening new waters to offshore oil drilling is a strange paragraph, demanding the government “rescind or revise” a NOAA memo on the effect of manmade sound on marine mammals — a memo that has strong ties to Santa Cruz.

  • Fish farms moved offshore

    Fish farms around the island have been moved offshore in time for the deadline, agreed upon between operators and the Planning Authority after a mass revocation of permits last year.

  • Leave oil rigs in the North Sea, say...

    Conservationists want oil companies and regulators to consider leaving more old rigs in the North Sea rather than removing them, with the savings paid into a fund to protect sealife.

  • Nor-Shipping 2017: VIKING has the power to...

    For more than 50 years, Nor-Shipping has gathered key maritime industry players from across the world in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Once again, global safety equipment and servicing leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (stand T02-16B) will take this opportunity to introduce visitors to all its latest innovative solutions that not only boost the safety of crew and passengers, but reduce the time, complexity and costs of maintaining safety compliance.

  • Singapore Shipping Company Admits to Probation...

    Singapore-based ODFJELL ASIA II PTE LTD (“OAII”), which was convicted in 2014 of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, has admitted to violating the conditions of its probation, announced Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Jeffrey H. Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). 

  • MOL Sets Sights on Construction of LNG-fueled...

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the company’s decision to build an LNG-fueled tugboat. The new tugboat, the first LNG-fueled tug in Japan, will conform to the IGF code (*1) issued in January of this year and is subject to be examined by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

  • Poseidon Med II event in Patras highlights the...

    The benefits of the use of LNG as a safe and eco-friendly fuel for the local community of Patras, was the core of the discussion during the Poseidon Med II event which took place at Port of Patras on 19th June 2017. The event was co-organised by Patras Port Authority, which is one of the participating ports in the project, within the European co-funded Poseidon Med II project. The event gathered together representatives from the Municipality of Patras and local stakeholders from social and industry sectors.

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IMO Moving Ahead With Oceans and Climate Change Agenda

UN Agency’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Met Earlier This Month. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations agency charged with regulating international shipping, pushed forward its environmental agenda at the recent meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

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Palau boasts incredible maritime diversity

Palau has boosted its efforts to preserve its rich maritime environment for generations to come, with some of the measures including the introduction of environmental protection taxes and education for children, an official from the Tokyo branch of the country’s tourism office said at a recent seminar in Tokyo.

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