Plastic Pollution in the Antarctic Worse Than Expected

By MarEx 2017-06-19 19:06:00

The levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected, according to U.K. scientists. The continent is considered to be a pristine...


MARAD Commissions In-Depth Internal Review

By MarEx 2017-06-19 17:12:01

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it has hired the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct an in-depth organizational review....


Japan Launches Northern Pacific Whaling Campaign

By MarEx 2017-06-16 18:42:35

On Wednesday, Japan launched a new 12-year whaling program in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. For 2017, the program will target 43 minke whales and 134 endangered sei whales,...


WWF Issues Guide to Marine Mammals in Northern Waters

By MarEx 2017-06-16 17:01:29

As summer arrives and more traffic heads for northern waters, there is more interaction between merchant vessels and Arctic wildlife. The decreasing extent of summer sea...


FPSO North Sea Producer Poses Radiation Hazard

By MarEx 2017-06-14 21:27:22

Investigative reporting group Danwatch has confirmed that the FPSO North Sea Producer, beached for scrapping at Chittagong, contains dangerous quantities of...

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COSCO and MSC Recognized for Whale Protection

By MarEx 2017-06-13 21:49:02

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS) have released a report card on shipping company efforts to help protect...


Big Ships Account for 80 Percent of Shipping's CO2

By Paul Benecki 2017-06-13 20:16:44

At Nor-Shipping 2017, researchers with DNV GL released a study that points to the difficulty of reducing the industry’s CO2 output below current levels....


International Action on World Ocean Day

By MarEx 2017-06-07 20:43:32

June 8 is World Ocean Day and governments and NGOs around the world are working on projects to benefit ocean ecosystems: World's Largest Marine Pollution...


Australia Ratifies Ballast Water Convention

By MarEx 2017-06-07 02:26:54

Australia has ratified the Ballast Water Management Convention, with Australia’s High Commissioner to Britain, Alexander Downer, signing the protocol in London this...


Seismic Ships Could Clean Up Ocean Plastic

By MarEx 2017-06-06 19:40:09

Seismic survey company Petroleum Geo-Services has developed a concept for efficient, large scale collection of plastic from the oceans. The solution uses seismic vessels and...

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