International conventions expressly prohibit the discharge of plastic into the sea, but plastic can still find its way into our oceans from careless handling on the vessel or mismanagement downstream and onshore.
17 JUN 2021
16 JUN 2021
The International Group of P&I Clubs approves an updated version of the essDOC's electronic trading system.
16 JUN 2021
A vessel loading a cargo of “cement grade bauxite” at Linden in Guyana, arrived at the discharge port in the US with parts of the cargo consisting of fine particles showing significant signs of high moisture content.
10 JUN 2021
The first step to prevent an accidental release of the lifeboat hooks is to identify the potential failure points of the mechanism.
09 JUN 2021
One of Gard’s African correspondents, BUDD Group, warns ship operators of the consequences of not complying with Ghana’s procedures for the transfer of oil and other substances.
08 JUN 2021
Today is the United Nations World Oceans Day and in conformity with the theme of Life and Livelihoods, we focus on collisions between merchant vessels and fishing vessels, which have caused multiple and tragic loss of life. What are the causes and what can be done to prevent such accidents?