Crazy Group of Aussies Do The Unthinkable When They Come Across This River.

Just a casual day in Blacksmiths, New South Wales, Australia. A group of energetic Aussies decided to make the best of the river they were hanging out by. The guy in the truck started scoping out the depth of the river with his buddy to see just how shallow the water was. After figuring out it was about waste high, they decided to get in the truck and attempt to drive all the way across it. At this point, the idea seemed sketchy and slightly crazy.

This becomes even more true once he gets...

https://www.maritimeherald.com/2019/crazy-group-of-aussies-do-the-unthinkable-when-they-come-across-this-river/

The Principality Triggers the Warning of Marine Pollution Caused by the Shipwreck of a Ship in France

The spot is about 100 miles from the Asturian coast.

Asturias is on alert for marine pollution. The protocol is at the lowest level, the surveillance level. Asturias has adopted this decision after the Basque Country and Cantabria have done the same. The order has been given by the Minister of the Presidency and Citizen Participation, Guillermo Martínez. The head of the Presidency has proceeded to activate today, Thursday, at 11.29 hours, the Territorial Contingency Plan for Accidental...

https://www.maritimeherald.com/2019/the-principality-triggers-the-warning-of-marine-pollution-caused-by-the-shipwreck-of-a-ship-in-france/

GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity

A major five-year project to help protect marine biodiversity has been kick-started at a global workshop at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom (18-20 March).

The IMO-executed GloFouling Partnerships project will address bioinvasions by organisms which can build up on ships’ hulls and other marine structures.

The project is a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IMO. Representatives from 12 lead partnering...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2019/03/22/glofouling-project-kicks-off-to-protect-marine-biodiversity/

From Paradise to Garbage Dump: The Galapagos Island, Threatened by Tons of Plastic

Only a few volunteers work tirelessly to clean up the unequaled lands that inspired the theory of evolution.

Armed with just gloves, park rangers and volunteers fight the monster created by the human: tons of degraded plastic that the marine currents push to the stomach of the fauna of the Galapagos Islands, the paradise that inspired the theory of evolution.

A thousand kilometers from the continent , an unequal but decisive war is waged for the conservation of a unique ecosystem in the...

https://www.maritimeherald.com/2019/from-paradise-to-garbage-dump-the-galapagos-island-threatened-by-tons-of-plastic/

Maersk deploys EEE vessel from Rotterdam to Shanghai in world’s largest maritime biofuel pilot

A group of Dutch multinationals – FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever – all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), are joining forces with Maersk on a landmark biofuel-powered voyage from Europe to China. The pilot, using up to 20% sustainable...

https://splash247.com/maersk-deploys-eee-vessel-from-rotterdam-to-shanghai-in-worlds-largest-maritime-biofuel-pilot/