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polluted waters

Oysters Could Be the Solution to Hong Kong’s Polluted Waters

This concept was inspired by an initiative made by the New York Harbor School called the “Billion Oyster Project” that aims to restore one billion live oysters in the waters of the New York Harbor by 2035. 

No Comments / 2nd December 2019

Ocean Cleanup

We Are Seeing the Beginning of the World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup

What scientists call the “wow factor” of ocean trash is a huge wake up call for the world’s population, especially with the effects being increasingly felt around the world. It’s about time that we get our act together and find solutions to clean up this mess.

No Comments / 29th November 2019

Plastic Pollution

It’s Time to Fight Plastic Pollution in the Oceans: Here’s What We Can Do

Most of us are using plastic now more than ever because it’s easy to use, affordable and durable. So, it’s not surprising that plastic has started to accumulate not only in dumpsters but also in places where they shouldn’t be.

Comments Off on It’s Time to Fight Plastic Pollution in the Oceans: Here’s What We Can Do / 22nd November 2019

marine pollution

Marine Pollution: What’s Really Causing It?

According to studies, the leading causes of ocean pollution include industrial waste, sewage, thermal pollution and nuclear waste.

No Comments / 10th October 2019

ocean plastic

Can Ocean Plastic Turn Into a Travel Bag? A Startup Says Yes

The world has become highly dependent on plastic without even noticing it. But now, we are slowly drowning in plastic and it’s doing more harm than good to the only planet we call home.

No Comments / 15th July 2019

dying corals

Pantone’s Glowing, Glowing, Gone Campaign Reminds Us That Corals Are Dying

It all started with a documentary called “Chasing Coral” where a team from The Ocean Agency was able to film an extraordinary site in New Caledonia’s coral reef. The corals looked like they were glowing, but their rare vibrant colours weren’t because they were beautiful. It was a sign that they were dying.

Comments Off on Pantone’s Glowing, Glowing, Gone Campaign Reminds Us That Corals Are Dying / 8th July 2019

Clean Shipping Award

Compac Seawater-lubricated Propeller Shaft System By Thordon Bearings Wins Seatrade Clean Shipping Award

The COMPAC bearing system, which Thordon now offers with a lifetime bearing wear life guarantee, prevents the leakage of millions of litres of oil into the world’s oceans and reduces ship operating costs associated with aft seals and lubricating oil.

Comments Off on Compac Seawater-lubricated Propeller Shaft System By Thordon Bearings Wins Seatrade Clean Shipping Award / 29th June 2019

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

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

yangtze river

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 / 18th June 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