Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Maritime News

Big Plastic’s $1 Billion Pledge to End Plastic Waste Just a Drop in the Polluted Ocean

By Jack Kaskey (Bloomberg) — With all those plastic-trash haters filling the Internet with images of garbage-choked oceans and demanding bans on everything from drinking straws to grocery bags, chemical...

January 17, 2019
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Maritime News

Maersk Supply Service AHTS Selected to Deploy World’s First Large-Scale Ocean Plastic Cleanup System

Maersk Supply Service has signed on to support The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit that is developing technology to clean the ocean of plastic waste. For their role in the...

August 16, 2018
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
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News

New Zealand Fishing Company Gets Nailed for Falsifying Oil Records

WASHINGTON –A federal jury in Washington, D.C., today returned guilty verdicts against Sanford Ltd., a New Zealand fishing company, on six counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and violating the...

August 16, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012
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Blog

The Straits of Malacca – A Global Maritime Crossroads / Garbage Dump

I made my first trip to Singapore back in 2000 as a Division Officer on board USS Paul F. Foster.  As we were making our way up around the northern...

January 30, 2012
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
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News

Whistle-Blowing Seafarer Stands to Earn 6-Figure Reward, $1.2M Fine Assessed to Shipowners

Shipping Companies Plead Guilty to Charges of Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes WASHINGTON – Two corporations pleaded guilty yesterday in separate hearings in Baltimore for their role in managing...

January 26, 2012
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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U.S. Charges New Zealand Fishing Company Alleging Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Justice

A New Zealand fishing company has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for violating environmental laws and obstruction of justice.  The case is the latest in a crackdown...

December 7, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
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Chief engineer sentenced to prison for ‘Magic Pipe’ pollution case

BALTIMORE – Dimitrios Grifakis, 57, of Kallithea, Greece, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis to six months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release,...

June 20, 2011
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
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News

‘Healthy oceans are everyone’s business’

Photo By Rob Almeida, Copyright 2011 Remarks by NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco during Capitol Hill Oceans Week June 7, 2011 Good morning everyone! Let me begin with some heartfelt...

June 9, 2011
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Garbage Patch – Plastic Island in the Pacific

With all the recent talk of the Gulf Oil Spill and its effect on the marine environment it is good to take a moment and look at some of the...

July 6, 2010
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Thursday, February 7, 2008
Uncategorized

Rubbish Soup – Plastic At Sea

Bitterend found this great image of so called “Rubbish Soup”. They tell us; “The vast expanse of debris – in effect the world’s largest rubbish dump – is held in...

February 7, 2008
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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E.P.A. Petitioned to Limit Ship Emissions

Photo by Seth White The New York Times has the story on a California petition to limit ship emissions: The California attorney general and a coalition of environmental groups have...

October 3, 2007
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