Living Underwater: A Possibility?

For years people have looked up at the sky and wondered what it would be like to travel into space. The possibility of colonising another planet is exciting and fills us with a sense of immeasurable awe. But what if we turned our eyes a little closer to home?

Plastic Pollution and Plankton

A recent study has highlighted a link between plankton and the staggering impact plastic pollution can have on the sea. A specific type of plankton, called zooplankton have been found to readily ingest microplastics. Rather than being digested, it is excreted in the plankton’s faecal pellets. As a consequence, the plastic waste produced by us, may end up in some of the deepest parts of the ocean, which has so far remained untouched by humans. This is bad news for marine wildlife.

Piracy: The Face Of A Modern Pirate

Say the word pirate to anyone these days and many would automatically think of Captain Hook, arch nemesis of Peter Pan, or Johnny Depp donning the swaggers of Jack Sparrow swinging from ship masts brandishing a beautifully sculptured sword. These images are all well and good in the world of film and fantasy but in the real world, pirates do exist and their level of criminality is set on a more damaging and life threatening level.

Sperm Whales – Why Are They Getting Lost?

Although it is a naturally occurring event, you'd be hard pressed not to be somewhat perplexed at the amount of reported whale strandings that have transpired since the beginning of 2016 in the United Kingdom and European shores. While an event of this nature is indeed mournful, it does leave us questioning how and why there seems to be a sudden surge of whales becoming marooned on our coasts.

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Living Underwater: A Possibility?

For years people have looked up at the sky and wondered what it would be like to travel into space. The...

- 10th March 2016

Plastic Pollution and Plankton

A recent study has highlighted a link between plankton and the staggering impact plastic pollution can have on the sea. A...

- 9th March 2016

Sperm Whales – Why Are They Getting Lost?

Although it is a naturally occurring event, you'd be hard pressed not to be somewhat perplexed at the amount of reported...

- 8th February 2016

Bluefin Tuna: Interesting Facts About A Surprising Endangered Species

Beyond critically endangered there are categories of extinction including extinct in the wild all the way up to entirely extinct. So,...

- 26th August 2015

Ocean Tankers to strengthen its Anti-Piracy Measures

Ocean Tankers told IHS Maritime it plans to strengthen its anti-piracy measures in the wake of the second hijacking its fleet...

- 15th May 2015

Shipping Losses ‘Lowest in 10 Years’

The number of shipping losses dropped to a 10-year low last year, according to the third safety and shipping review.

- 5th April 2015

Flaws in Port State Control Regime Revealed By ‘Ghost ships’

Smuggling of migrants to Europe on two merchant ships has raised questions over the effectiveness of port state control and maritime...

- 10th January 2015

New Chemical Tanker Safety Guide Published by ICS

A fully updated edition of the definitive industry guidance on chemical tanker safety has just been published by the International Chamber...

- 13th December 2014

Piracy: The Face Of A Modern Pirate

Say the word pirate to anyone these days and many would automatically think of Captain Hook, arch nemesis of Peter Pan,...

- 9th February 2016

Anti Piracy: Seychelles – Paradise Under Attack by Pirates

By Lilly Black Seychelles has long had a reputation for being a honeymooner’s paradise. Beautiful beaches, palm trees, year round sunlight...

- 8th December 2015

Panel Proposes New Jobs to Root Out Piracy

Piracy is the by-product of unemployment and disregard faced by entire generations of young men and women in Somalia, according to...

- 25th November 2014

Anti Piracy: Maritime Security Company Takes Action on New Threats

An international maritime security company is stepping up its services to combat piracy and maritime crime.

- 20th November 2014