MARPOL: International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships MARPOL is the acronym for the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. It is an international treaty established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prevent and minimize pollution caused by ships in the world's oceans and seas.
A strolling through El Serrallo, shore neighborhood form Tarragona, where we find some impressive yachts, chatty seagulls and beautiful spots from the promenade.
Ministers of the Western Mediterranean countries, at the presence of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, have adopted a declaration to strengthen maritime regional cooperation under the WestMED initiative. This initiative promotes the sustainable blue economy in the Western Mediterranean, and involves 10 countries from in and outside of the EU (Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia).
For ships operating outside designated Emission Control Areas, IMO has set a limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m (mass by mass) from 1 January 2020. This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for populations living close to ports and coasts.
A group of 14 students - from Nigeria, India, China and Romania - and four professors from the University of Salford (Manchester, England), visited this Wednesday several facilities located in the port of Almeria. The students - students of a Master's degree in International Trade - have learned how the Fish Market and the Border Inspection Post work - where controls are carried out on merchandise from non-EU countries, by the different Border Inspection Services. several ministries of the Spanish Government. They have also known the operation of the Passenger Terminal.
The Arctic is changing rapidly and is increasingly high on the international agenda. It is our joint responsibility to protect the fragile Arctic environment for future generations whilst promoting the sustainable development of the region.
Danish company Maersk, the world’s largest operator of container shipping, is about to send the first-ever container ship through the Arctic along Russia’s Northern Sea Route. While the route has seen rising traffic to transport oil and natural gas in recent years, the voyage of the Venta Maersk, a medium-sized container ship capable of carrying nearly 3,600 containers, will be an industry first.
The luxury 125m Voronoi yacht concept is designed to thrill with an intricate lattice exterior and extravagant facilities. The boat, which will include a sky lounge, hot tubs, a swimming pool and golfing green, has a striking design that is unusual to see on the seas. South Korean yacht enthusiast Kim Hyun-Seok, who designed the boat, said it is named after the voronoi pattern, which is a random geometric spacing created by Russian mathematician Georgy Voronoi.
We welcome to Barcelona the biggest cruise ship ever built, Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas. Taking the occasion, we have elaborated a list of vessels that have excelled in its category. MS Symphony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. As of 9 June 2017, she is the largest passenger ship ever to be constructed by gross tonnage, at 228,021 GT, surpassing her sister Harmony of the Seas.
The Pesse canoe is believed to be the world's oldest boat, and certainly the oldest canoe. Carbon dating indicates that the boat was constructed during the early mesolithic period between 8040 BCE and 7510 BCE. It is currently housed in the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands.