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marine pollution

Need For MARPOL Update Highlighted By Grey Water Spill

While the alleged incident is still under investigation by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the pulped slurry could have been transferred from a food waste holding tank to the ship’s grey water holding tank from where it was unintentionally discharged overboard into the protected marine park.

Comments Off on Need For MARPOL Update Highlighted By Grey Water Spill / 27th October 2018

Wastewater Treatment Systems: River Cruise Sector Embraces ACO Marine

With a low-height design and capacity to treat the waste streams generated from up to 250 persons, the ACO Maripur is available in modular sections to allow easier access to the installation site using existing access routes, reducing the requirement to cut a hole in the ship’s side.

Comments Off on Wastewater Treatment Systems: River Cruise Sector Embraces ACO Marine / 6th September 2018

green shipping

Towards A Clean Future With Green Shipping

Low-sulphur ship fuel, decarbonisation, ballast water management: Stricter international emission limits have moved environment protection to the top of the maritime industry’s agenda. The topic will also feature prominently at SMM, the industry’s leading international trade fair. Numerous exhibitors will present innovative green technologies, and at the accompanying subject-specific conferences, experts will discuss current trends.

Comments Off on Towards A Clean Future With Green Shipping / 22nd August 2018

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Only 10 Rivers Pollute the Ocean with 4M Metric Tons of Plastic Debris

New studies revealed that the millions of metric tons of plastic debris that flow to the sea every year may come from just 10 rivers. The study conducted by scientists from the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research showed that just 10 rivers are to blame for the 88% to 95% of the estimated 4 million metric tons of plastic debris that float into the ocean every year.

No Comments / 16th November 2017

Liquefied Natural Gas

Study for Developing Liquefied Natural Gas as Malta’s Maritime Fuel is a Go

Following the 2014 EU Directive for Member States to develop LNG refuelling infrastructures at maritime ports, the Energy and Water Agency has been handed a €600,000 EU grant. This will be used to look into the potential of developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as Malta’s marine fuel. The technical study into LNG bunkering has a starting date scheduled this month, and the development of LNG refuelling infrastructures is expected to be completed by 2025. 

No Comments / 14th November 2017

wastewater

Wastewater Management: Designers Should Not Treat Water Treatment as an Afterthought

Providing an overview of the technical challenges faced when designing and building systems for prestigious projects, such as mega yachts, offshore and naval vessels, Beavis said that while water treatment is a ‘mission critical’ component to operations, it is, in reality, “an afterthought” for naval architects involved in the design and construction of arguably the world’s most prestigious and innovative vessels.

Comments Off on Wastewater Management: Designers Should Not Treat Water Treatment as an Afterthought / 24th May 2017

marine litter

HELMEPA salutes The United Nations’ Marine Litter Campaign Titled “Clean Seas”

Pollution of the marine environment, especially with plastics, has reached alarming levels. It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic waste reach our seas and oceans every year! Plastics poses a huge threat for the populations of 600 different marine species, which are injured or die as a result of entanglement or by eating them.

Comments Off on HELMEPA salutes The United Nations’ Marine Litter Campaign Titled “Clean Seas” / 3rd March 2017