Under the Radar:Shipping’s Dirty Secrets
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Shipping powers over90% of the globaltrade we depend on
Emission laws forbusses and lorries aretight
Whilst shipping islargely unregulated.
Shipping uses low-grade, cheap ‘bunkerfuel’.
Bunker fuel has up to2,000 times thesulphur content ofdiesel used in cars.
70% of all shipemissions are within400km of land.
By 2020 emissionsfrom internationalshipping aroundEurope
Are expected toexceed all land-basedpollution for all 27 EUmember statescombined.
The South-West of England borders one ofthe fastest-growing shipping pollutionhotspots.
No comprehensiveresearch has beencarried out on theeffects of bunker fuelon UK coastalcommunities.
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Tanker and oilplatform accidentsonly account for aminor share oil spills.
Almost half theworld’s marine oilpollution is‘operationaldischarge’ from oiltankers and largecontainer ships.
Routine operationsrelease fuel oilsludge, engine roomwastes, tank washingresidues andcontaminated bilgeand ballast water.
It is dumped at sea toavoid the costs of safedisposal (€0.15 perm3).
Oil dumped illegallyequates to one full-tanker disaster everyweek.
Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to gatherevidence.
Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to gatherevidence.
Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to gatherevidence.
Suspect oil detected English Channel ‘08
Suspect oil detected in Europe 2011Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to g...
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Overview of some environmental issues surrounding the shipping industry:

- Air pollution from the use of low-grade ‘bunker fuel’.

- Marine oil pollution from ‘operational discharge’.

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Under the Radar - Shipping's Dirty Secrets

  1. 1. Under the Radar:Shipping’s Dirty Secrets
  2. 2. 1
  3. 3. Shipping powers over90% of the globaltrade we depend on
  4. 4. Emission laws forbusses and lorries aretight
  5. 5. Whilst shipping islargely unregulated.
  6. 6. Shipping uses low-grade, cheap ‘bunkerfuel’.
  7. 7. Bunker fuel has up to2,000 times thesulphur content ofdiesel used in cars.
  8. 8. 70% of all shipemissions are within400km of land.
  9. 9. By 2020 emissionsfrom internationalshipping aroundEurope
  10. 10. Are expected toexceed all land-basedpollution for all 27 EUmember statescombined.
  11. 11. The South-West of England borders one ofthe fastest-growing shipping pollutionhotspots.
  12. 12. No comprehensiveresearch has beencarried out on theeffects of bunker fuelon UK coastalcommunities.
  13. 13. 2
  14. 14. Tanker and oilplatform accidentsonly account for aminor share oil spills.
  15. 15. Almost half theworld’s marine oilpollution is‘operationaldischarge’ from oiltankers and largecontainer ships.
  16. 16. Routine operationsrelease fuel oilsludge, engine roomwastes, tank washingresidues andcontaminated bilgeand ballast water.
  17. 17. It is dumped at sea toavoid the costs of safedisposal (€0.15 perm3).
  18. 18. Oil dumped illegallyequates to one full-tanker disaster everyweek.
  19. 19. Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to gatherevidence.
  20. 20. Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to gatherevidence.
  21. 21. Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to gatherevidence.
  22. 22. Suspect oil detected English Channel ‘08
  23. 23. Suspect oil detected in Europe 2011Synthetic ApertureRadar (SAR) sensorson polar orbitingsatellites are nowbeing used to gatherevidence.
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