Marine Pollution Prevention


Shipping industry is permanently developing and now it is entering an absolutely new era. From now on, all ships will be obliged to sail not only safely but also with maximum energy efficiency. Energy efficiency has always been treated as a very important factor in shipping. Many shipping companies, certain ships and even individual crew members have all made significant efforts to reduce energy consumption on board their ships.

However, now energy efficiency must be considered a key factor of all shipping operations. The fundamental reason for this is cost saving. Reducing energy use saves money for the ship and the company. Obviously, should something go wrong with this, the costs will rise for the shipping company. That is why there is an increased competition for the cost saving though more efficient use of the fuel.

Another critically important factor is that increase of the energy efficiency will eventually lead to the reduced emission of the carbon dioxide considered one of the most serious environmental problems. The present video supplements the training booklet on the same problem and you are encouraged to use both of them as a set in order to achieve better training results.

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Are you polluting the sea sea or protecting it? The sea is 7/10 of the world surface which enables human beings not only to travel but also to transport various goods worldwide. The sea supplies the substantial proportion of the food for you eat, it plays a vital part in a well-being of our planet. In short, it plays the top important role in supporting human life on the planet.

That is why it is so important to care about sea, keep it as clean as possible taking into account that the sea is a home for myriads of habitats. However, performing this task is getting more and more difficult as the time goes due to the increasing level of sea water pollution from vessels, offshore rigs and other marine structures, both mobile and stationary. This video addresses the main aspects of sea pollution and main and most effective methods of fighting it.

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This section of the marine training will give some knowledge of the different threats of ballast water. Let us start with the environmental impact ballast water may have. Marine species are being carried around the world in ships' ballast water. When discharged into new environments, they may become invasive and severely disrupt the native ecology, impact economic activities such as fisheries and cause disease and even death in humans.

Unlike an oil spill, which can be cleaned up, the effects of marine species introductions are usually irreversible. It is estimated that more that seven thousand different species are carried around the world with the ships' ballast every day. Every nine weeks a marine species invades a new environment somewhere in the world. The list of species that have already hitchhiked with ballast water around the world and created damage to the environment includes north American comb jelly, Asian kelp, north pacific seastar, European green crab, zebra mussel, toxic algae, cholers, and many others.

This video will give you some information about each of the marine species causing unwanted impact on the environment. When fisheries, coastal industry and other commercial activities and resources are disrupted by the invading species, this is an example of the economical impact. It is estimated that the actual cost of all invasive marine species is in the vicinity of 183 billion dollars per year in the United States alone...

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Here is the training video film accompanying the booklet devoted to the problem of the management of the shipboard wastes that are generated in the engine room. It is very important for all crew members and all visitors to duly understand the importance of the proper waste management and know all relevant procedures, since the failure to follow these procedures can eventually result in the pollution of the environment.

This set of video and booklet makes one of the parts of the training package, the other parts of which are dealing with the sewage and waste water treatment, sludge and the incinerators, and the oil record book. It is imperative for the trainees to get themselves familiarized with the content of each part in order to get proper understanding of the procedures.

The training is recommended to the crew members of all vessels since all vessels have machinery spaces where wastes are generated and shall be managed in proper way that will eliminate the possibility of the environment pollution. Taking into account that the training has been developed by the recognized and maybe the most respected training provider, we recommend it to everyone willing to improve their skills and raise the awareness in this regard.

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The present training video is intended to supplement the guide devoted to the management of the engine room waste and treatment of the sewage and waste water in particular. Note that this set is one of the four-part training package with the other parts dealing with the oil record book, sludge and the incinerator, and oily water and separators, giving in total full picture of the shipboard waste management and all required instructions.

This video will provide trainees with the general information of shipboard sewage and waste water treatment. The trainees will know how the sewage treatment plant is constructed in general and will get understanding of its working principle. In addition to that, they will find the process of cleaning of the plant and its periodic technical maintenance demonstrated and duly explained.

They will also understand the requirements that shall be followed when discharging the shipboard wastes - such requirements shall always be considered in order to avoid any sort of pollution of the marine environment - and this includes the relevant sections of the Annex IV to the International MARPOL Convention covering the sewage pollution prevention, as applicable to the type and size of the vessel.

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This film is about an important and vital aspect of our jobs - it will show the trainees how to deal with the shipboard wastes without breaking the rules and regulations, particularly ones contained in the MARPOL Convention. Let us have a look at the waste oil, sludge and bilge water transfer flow diagram. How is this compared with your previous ship?..

The present video training film is dealing with the sludge waste and use of the shipboard incinerator, and is supplemented with this training booklet released by the same maritime training provider. They both form a part of the four-section set addressing the problem of the shipboard waste management, three other parts of which are devoted to the oil record book, oily water and separator, and sewage and waste water management.

We highly recommend all our users and all crew members of all vessels regardless of their size and type to have a close look into the content of each part of this training package since it is critically important to be fully aware of the correct procedures of the waste management enabling crew members to manage the wastes in a manner compliant with the internationally recognized standards; failure to do so will eventually result in very serious consequences...

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The last part of the training series devoted to the management of the shipboard wastes, with the other parts dealing with the oily water and separators, sewage and waste water management, and sludge and the incinerators. This video supplements the training booklet developed by the same training provider and addressing same important topic of the oil record book.

It goes without saying that all crew members on board shall be duly aware of the proper procedures established and implemented for the management of the wastes generated in the engine room of the vessel. The oil record book is considered one of the important parts of any shipboard waste management system.

That is why all persons on board and particularly those directly engaged in and responsible for the waste management shall have clear understanding of the content of the ORB, information that shall be contained therein and its proper arrangements, and also be able to maintain records in the oil record book in a timely and accurate manner. Taking into account the seriousness of the consequences of failure to follow the procedures of the shipboard waste management, we highly recommend all our users to check the content of all four parts of this training pack.

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Many vapors are normally generated by the tankers and all of them are very harmful to the surrounding environment. The VEC, standing for the vapor emission control, system allows such vapors created by the chemical or oil tankers to be returned to the shore using a close system; subsequently, these vapors are either burned or converted into oil.

The present training video will guide you through the various VEC concepts and explain how the marine ports all around the world make all efforts to minimize the harmful emissions to the atmosphere through vapor emission control. It also addresses the relevant MARPOL guidelines that specify the requirement for having the VEC installed on the vessels for minimization of the emissions both during the cargo operations and the voyages.

The VEC systems have been outlines together with all applicable standards; in addition, some brief but comprehensive explanation of the terminal facilities necessary to achieve proper vapor emission control is also provided. Close attention has been paid by the authors to the specific requirements covering the tank level and pressure monitoring systems mandated through MARPOL.

Among the main topics covered in this video there are VEC regulations, operation of the systems and training required, lightering, procedures to be followed before arrival and before/after cargo loading, and many other important topics. Do not forget to have a look into associated training booklet.

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