Environmental issues with shipping
The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions, acoustic, and oil pollution. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping...
Sulphur Emission Control Area
Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) or Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are sea areas in which stricter controls were established to minimize airborne emissions (SOx, NOx, ODS, VOC) from ships as defi...
International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Poll...
The International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992, often referred to as FUND92 or FUND, is an international maritime treaty. Th...
Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea
Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea is a regional convention signed by the official representatives of the five littoral Caspian states: Azerbaijan, Ir...
Ballast water regulation in the United States
Ballast water discharge typically contains a variety of biological materials, including plants, animals, viruses, and bacteria. These materials often include non-native, nuisance, exotic species that...
Cruise ship pollution in the United States
The cruise ship industry is a significant and growing contributor to the United States economy, providing more than $32 billion in benefits annually and generating more than 330,000 U.S. jobs, but als...
HNS Convention
The HNS Convention (Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea Convention) is an international convention created in 1996 to compensate for damages caused by spillage of hazardous and noxious substances ...
Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships
The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS, 33 U.S.C. §§1905-1915) is a United States law that implements the provisions of MARPOL and the annexes to which the United States is a party. The most re...
E3 Tug Project
The E3 Tug Project is a joint R&D project between Smit International, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Alewijnse Marine Technology. The goal of the project is to create an energy efficient tugboat ...
International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation
International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC) is an international maritime convention establishing measures for dealing with marine oil pollution incidents n...
Regulation of ship pollution in the United States
In the United States, several federal agencies and laws have some jurisdiction over pollution from ships in U.S. waters. States and local government agencies also have responsibilities for ship-relate...
Environmental impact of shipping
The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions, acoustic, and oil pollution. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping...
Ballast water discharge and the environment
Ballast water discharges by ships can have a negative impact on the marine environment.Cruise ships, large tankers, and bulk cargo carriers use a huge amount of ballast water, which is often taken on ...
Marine energy management
Marine energy management is the application of systematic methods to measure, register and analyze the energy usage of oceangoing vessels in specific. The goal of marine energy management is to These...
International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage
The International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969, renewed in 1992 and often referred to as the CLC Convention, is an international maritime treaty that was adopted to ens...
International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualt...
International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties 1969 (INTERVENTION 1969) is an international maritime convention affirming the right of a coasta...
Marine debris
Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. Floating oceanic debris tends to accumulate at...
Cruise ship pollution
The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions, acoustic, and oil pollution. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping...
Environmental policy of the United States
The environmental policy of the United States is federal governmental action to regulate activities that have an environmental impact in the United States. The goal of environmental policy is to prote...
MARPOL 73/78
Marpol 73/78 is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978.("Marpol" is short for marine pollution and 73/78 short for the years ...