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November 1st, 2017 at 11:31 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 1 November 2017

Headlines:

NAP – major marine oil spill response;

NAP – sustaining ocean observations;

IMO – developing GHG reduction strategy; and

Canada – Wrecked, Abandoned, or Hazardous Vessels Act.

November 1, 2017

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NAP – major marine oil spill response

clip_image004 The National Academies Press (NAP) published the Proceedings of a workshop entitled: “Preparing for a Rapid Response to Major Marine Oil Spills: Protecting and Assessing the Health and Well-Being of Communities”. (10/30/17) [https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24924/preparing-for-a-rapid-response-to-major-marine-oil-spills?utm_source=NASEM+News+and+Publications&utm_campaign=022d2633d2-NAP_mail_new_2017-10-30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_96101de015-022d2633d2-102060401&goal=0_96101de015-022d2633d2-102060401&mc_cid=022d2633d2&mc_eid=5629ef0b84].

NAP – sustaining ocean observations

clip_image004[1] The National Academies Press (NAP) issued a report entitled: “Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth’s Climate”. The report notes that flat or declining funding is creating challenges to continuing observation of the world’s oceans. (10/31/17) [https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24919/sustaining-ocean-observations-to-understand-future-changes-in-earths-climate].

IMO – developing GHG reduction strategy

clip_image006 The IMO issued a news release reporting on the progress made at the second meeting of the International Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships. (10/30/17) [http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/28-Progress_made_in_developing_GHG_strategy.aspx].

Canada – Wrecked, Abandoned, or Hazardous Vessels Act

clip_image008 Transport Canada issued a news release stating that the Wrecked, Abandoned, or Hazardous Vessels Act has been introduced in Parliament. The measure will prohibit vessel abandonment and strengthen owner responsibility for hazardous vessels and wrecks. (10/30/17) [https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2017/10/government_of_canadamarkstheone-yearanniversaryoftheoceansprotec.html].

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