Waterways

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

USA - Death By Plastic: Bay's Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals Imperiled By Growing Debris

Six years ago, a young, emaciated sei whale that normally inhabits the deep waters of the Atlantic was spotted swimming erratically in tidal rivers and creeks near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

LA - Coastal Harm From Invading Saltwater 'Happening Right Now'

Four Native American tribes on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast requested United Nations assistance this year to force action by the U.S. government on invading salt.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

ARC - New Rules for Arctic Shipping 'a Missed Opportunity'

The International Maritime Organization has passed a series of restrictions on ships which use and transport heavy grade oils.

International
Waterways

China - New Chinese Submersible Reaches Earth’s Deepest Ocean Trench

BEIJING (AFP) — China livestreamed footage of its new manned submersible parked at the bottom of the Mariana Trench on Friday, part of a historic mission into the deepest underwater valley on the planet.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC - North Carolina Coastal Federation Is Currently Accepting Applications for “on-Water” Cleanup Assistance

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is currently accepting applications for “on-water” cleanup assistance relating to its annual Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - New Grant Program to Protect Marine & Inland Waterways

Dart Container Corporation partners with UltraTech to provide grants to marinas, local governments

Northeast
Waterways

NY - What to Expect From the EPA's Gowanus Canal Cleanup

The federally-supervised cleanup of the Gowanus Canal kicked into high gear this week as the Environmental Protection Agency launched their full-scale dredging of the upper portion of the toxic waterway on Monday.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - After Petaluma River Dredging, Cleanup Begins

The recently completed dredging of the Petaluma River, a long overdue project, cleared the channel of boatloads of mud and silt that had blocked commerce and recreation on the waterway.

International
Waterways

Indian Ocean - New Oil Spill in Mauritius Near to Bird Sanctuary Linked to Sunken Japanese Ship Wakashio

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius can’t seem to catch a break from major pollution events. It is currently dealing with a second major oil spill in the country.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

OR - Elakha: The Repowering of OSU's Valued Research Vessel

Ocean science is in high demand by scientists studying ocean acidification, wave energy, seabed composition, changing water temperatures, fish populations and dozens of other research projects. The Oregon State University (OSU) has a proud history in the field. The wide variety of research project require a variety of vessels.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

DE - Oil-Spill Cleanup Operations Suspended Along Atlantic Coast

After sustained cleanup operations for last month’s oil spill in Delaware Bay spearheaded by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control and the U.S. Coast Guard, under a unified command, Delaware’s beaches have all been declared substantially “cleared,” officials announced on Nov. 13.

International
Waterways

World - Islanders and Protestors Reject UN Shipping Climate Proposal as ‘Greenwashing’

Next week’s vote at the United Nation’s Shipping Regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), was facing further acrimony on Sunday evening.

International
Waterways

UK - Coastal Heritage Groups Sail Away With Grants

The north of Scotland’s strong coastal heritage has been recognised with £200,000 funding from Historic Environment Scotland.

International
Waterways

World - China Breaks National Record for Mariana Trench Manned-Dive Amid Race for Deep Sea Resources

China has broken its own record for deepest manned dive into the world's oceans, sinking an estimated 10,909 meters (35,790 feet) into the Mariana Trench, state-run news agency Xinhua said.

Northeast
Waterways

NE - Whale Zone Ahead: A Cetacean Speed Trap Tags Ships Going Over the Limit

North Atlantic right whales, a critically endangered species with fewer than 366 remaining individuals, face two main threats: fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes.

Northeast
Waterways

NY - Report Released for New York & New Jersey Harbor Improvements

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has prepared an Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) that evaluates a range of nonstructural and structural measures with the potential to improve navigation efficiencies within the New York and New Jersey Harbor.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

WA - Navy Receives Approval for Exercises That Could Increase Harm to Washington Orcas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has approved a request from the U.S. Navy to continue military exercises in Puget Sound and coastal Washington waters that could potentially harm the endangered Southern Resident orca population.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - VB10000 Starts Cutting Golden Ray Wreck

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 began cutting the Golden Ray on Friday more than a year after the car carrier wrecked in St. Simons Sound, Georgia.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

ARC - The Race to Study Arctic Waters

In the far north, researchers are scrambling to record baseline environmental data as communities brace for future shipping disasters

West Coast
Waterways

CA - New Tool Aims to Reduce Ship Collisions With Endangered Whales in Santa Barbara Channel

UCSB’s Benioff Ocean Initiative has been working with a collaboration of scientists on tool called Whale Safe, a mapping and analysis tool designed for the shipping industry and displays near real-time whale presence information.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - What Impacts Could Tropical Storm Eta Have on Lake O and Water Releases?

As we continue to watch Tropical Storm Eta’s track, we’re looking at the impact it could have on Southwest Florida water.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

DE - Why We're Offering a Reward to Catch the Delaware Bay Oil Spill Culprit | Opinion

Delaware Audubon Society wants an accounting of the environmental calamity in the Delaware Bay.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Moves to Houston

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. is moving its corporate headquarters to Houston, the latest milestone for what began in 1890 as a fledgling Chicago marine construction firm and has since grown into the country's largest provider of dredging services.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Court Sides With Environmental Groups on Lake O Releases

A court order will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study the effects of Lake Okeechobee releases on threatened and endangered species, as well as how it impacts algae blooms and red tide.

Caribbean
Waterways

Bahamas - Port Chief: Nassau Won't See Cruise Ships till 2021

The cruise lines will resume calling on The Bahamas' major ports in the 2021 first quarter, Nassau Cruise Port's top executive predicted yesterday, while warning: "We won't see anything in 2020."

Northeast
Waterways

MA - UMass Lowell Researchers to Track Storm Impact on Groundwater Quality

LOWELL — UMass Lowell researchers are working to determine how severe coastal storms contribute to water pollution in an effort funded by a $784,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Northeast
Waterways

MA - Webinars Anchor Wellfleet Harbor Confab

WELLFLEET — The 2020 State of Wellfleet Harbor Conference will be held this November as usual but, like so many other in-person events, is moving to an online format to comply with state and local COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

International
Waterways

World - Collaboration Is Critical to Achieve Decarbonization in Shipping

It’s not an easy time to be in shipping. Amidst a backdrop of economic challenges, including currently depressed fuel prices, the industry is striving to move toward compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s significant emissions reduction ambition: to halve carbon emissions from 2008 levels by 2050.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

DE - Unified Command for Delaware Coastal Oil Spill Assesses Cleanup Effort and Smaller Remaining Tar Balls on Beaches

The Unified Command for the Delaware Bay and Atlantic coastal beaches oil response today began the process of evaluating cleanup operations across sections of Delaware and Maryland coastline impacted by tar balls and oiled debris to determine how much of the beach cleanup has been completed.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - As John’s Pass Fills With Sand, There’s a Bureaucratic Tangle on Who Should Fix It

Sand intrusion has created a beach that is blocking boats and threatening to drive out the landmark Hubbard’s Marina and other businesses.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

DE - Cleanup Operation Extends From Upper Delaware Bay to Ocean City, Md.

The Maryland Department of the Environment has joined the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in a joint response, Wednesday, overseeing the cleanup operation of weathered oil called tar balls and oiled debris scattered along the shoreline from Bowers Beach, Delaware to Ocean City, Maryland.

International
Waterways

World - Global Shippers Surf Demand Wave Bound for Covid Economy Fog

The world’s major shipping companies, riding an unprecedented wave of demand for everything from housewares to medicine, are finding the record for the largest load of containers hard to hold onto this year.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Scientists Concerned About Chemicals Used to Keep Lake O Algae Out of St. Lucie River

An Israeli firm hired to prevent algae in Lake Okeechobee water from reaching the St. Lucie River hasn't had to use its algicide yet, but some environmental scientists are concerned about the chemicals and how the company got the job.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - Photos: Towering VB10000 Arrives at Golden Ray Wreck Site

The heavy lift vessel VB10000 has arrived in St. Simons Sound, Georgia for the highly anticipating cutting and lifting operation in the salvage of the Golden Ray.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - How the Waters off Catalina Became a DDT Dumping Ground

L.A.'s coast was once a DDT dumping ground. No one could see it — until now

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

LA - Ports Closing Ahead of Hurricane Zeta (With Forecast Video)

The Coast Guard has all but closed Louisiana ports as Hurricane Zeta closes in on the Gulf Coast.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

DE - More Than 55 Tons of Oiled Debris Cleared on Delaware Beaches

SLAUGHTER BEACH — As cleanup to a widespread oil spill continued Monday, officials urged the public not to handle any affected material or try to assist wildlife along the Delaware coastline.

Great Lakes
Waterways

Great Lakes - Road Trip Reveals Tributaries Effect on Great Lakes

A graduate student's road trip around Lake Michigan revealed the effects of small streams on the Great Lakes.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

ARC - Vanderbilt: Shipping Possibilities in the Arctic Ocean

Vanderbilt University is sending three academics on a mission to establish whether the Arctic ocean has viable shipping routes, now that it’s melting.

Northeast
Waterways

NY - How New York City Is Reclaiming Its Piers

A renaissance in pier developments is reconnecting people to the city’s waterfront

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

SC - Charleston Port's Tallest Cranes Arrive in Time for New Terminal's Debut

A pair of supersized cranes that will let the Port of Charleston handle some of the biggest container ships arrived Monday at Columbus Street Terminal downtown, keeping the State Ports Authority on track for the March opening of its new container terminal in North Charleston.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - State Ports Bouncing Back From Pandemic

ATLANTA — Georgia’s deep-water ports are recovering quickly after taking some hits during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Georgia Ports Authority said.

Great Lakes
Waterways

Great Lakes - Lake Huron Forever Initiative Awards $50,000 to Support Great Lakes Health

The Lake Huron Forever initiative was developed in 2019 by shoreline community foundation and conservation partners from the United States and Canada to advance water quality protection and healthy sustainable communities on both sides of the lake.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - Georgia Poised to Allow More Pollution in Ogeechee River

A proposed pollution permit for a textile factory on the Ogeechee River would reduce protections for the popular recreational river, according to the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - GPA Holds First Virtual State of the Port

In its first-ever virtual State of the Port Address, co-hosts Griff Lynch and Will McKnight took the Georgia Ports Authority’s online audience for an on-terminal view of infrastructure advancements the Authority is making to accommodate record container growth.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

DE - Delaware Bay Oil Spill Now Covers up to 7 Miles of Coastline, Including Lewes

As the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continued assessing and cleaning an oil spill that came ashore Monday afternoon at Broadkill Beach, the agency has determined the affected area has grown.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

LA - Louisiana Cameron LNG Terminal Reopens After Hurricane Delta

The first liquefied natural gas tanker to go to Cameron LNG’s export plant in Louisiana since Hurricane Delta was set to arrive on Tuesday.

International
Waterways

World - ECLAC Outlines Impacts of Covid Pandemic on Latin American Ocean Shipping

The Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC) in their July report “The effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on international trade and logistics” outlined the myriad impacts that the pandemic induced recession has had on Latin America’s supply chain.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - Deadly Bacteria Lurk in Coastal Waters. Climate Change Increases the Risks.

Health workers see Vibrio as a rare danger, if they’ve heard of it at all. But it’s already causing more cases of flesh-eating disease. And it’s poised to get worse.

Northeast
Waterways

NE - Eversource Wins Environmental Award for Seacoast Reliability Project in Little Bay

Eversource announced it has been recognized by the Environmental Business Council of New England for its commitment to safeguarding the ecological health of Little Bay, an environmentally sensitive estuary located in Durham and Newington, while completing the submarine cable crossing portion of the Seacoast Reliability Project.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

VA - EPA Chief Announces $225 Million WIFIA Loan for Hampton Roads Sanitation District

At a recent event in Suffolk, Virginia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $225 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD).

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

SC - Coal Plant Pollution Has Led to Fish Consumption Warnings Around SC

GEORGETOWN — Industry is visible all along this historic city’s waterways, including a paper plant and an on-again, off-again steel mill.

International
Waterways

World - Japan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean

The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump millions of gallons of radioactive water directly into the ocean.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - US Awards $220 Million in Port Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $220 million in grants to ports in sixteen states and territories.

Northeast
Waterways

NY - Report: LI Water Quality Suffering From Nitrogen, Toxic Blooms

Every major bay and estuary on Long Island, from Great Neck to East Hampton, was afflicted this summer with toxic algae blooms or oxygen starved waters, primarily from heavy loads of nitrogen stemming from sewage and septic systems, according to a new report on the region's water quality impairments.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

HI - EPA Requires Lanai Oil Co. to Protect Hawaiian Waterways From Oil Spills in Proposed Settlement

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a proposed settlement with Lanai Oil Company, Inc. for Clean Water Act violations at its facility on Lanaʻi Island.

International
Waterways

AUS - Human Activity Has Made Murray Estuary More Vulnerable to Drought

Human impacts on the Lower Lakes of the Murray River estuary have made its ecosystem more vulnerable to drought, according to findings by University of Sydney geoscientists.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - $200,000 in 'Mini-Grants' Available for Northwest Florida Environmental Projects

A new estuary program is providing $200,000 in grants to help launch projects that improve the local environment.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - Balancing Healthy Rivers and Hydropower

Representatives of the hydropower industry and the conservation community are coming together to find common ground on the role of hydropower in addressing climate change while also restoring free-flowing rivers.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Franklin Lock Preparing for Lake Okeechobee Releases

Crews are making room for more water ahead of the Lake Okeechobee releases scheduled to start this week.

International
Waterways

World - Russia Probes Pollution off Pacific Coast After 'Ecological Disaster'

MOSCOW -- Russian authorities Wednesday opened an investigation into suspected toxic waste pollution off the Kamchatka peninsula on its Pacific coast which has led to the mass death of marine animals.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - Mississippi River to Change Industry and Boating as Climate Change Takes Effect

The Mississippi River is changing, and it’s only making towboat captain Jeremy Runde’s job all the harder.

Northeast
Waterways

CT - Long Island Sound Report Card: Region's Bays Range From A to D-

The eastern basin of Long Island Sound ranks high for water quality, as it benefits from lower population density in the region and natural tidal flushing from the ocean, according to the 2020 Long Island Sound Report Card released this past week by Save the Sound.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

MD - Army Corps, MDOT MPA Initiate Study to Improve Channel for Container Ships Calling at Seagirt

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) are launching a study to determine ways to address marine navigation at the Seagirt Loop channel in Baltimore Harbor, with goals of improving capacity, safety and efficiency at the Seagirt Marine Terminal within the Port of Baltimore.

Pacific Northwest
Waterways

WA - $22 Million Being Invested in Helping Rivers and Streams

The Department of Ecology announced up to $22 million will be distributed to 21 high priority projects located in 16 watersheds across the state.

Great Lakes
Waterways

MI - Lake Michigan Falls Below Record Level for Second Month, Lakeshore Impacts Far From Over

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The water level on Lake Michigan continued its seasonal decline and had fallen below record stage as of early October.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - State to Fort Lauderdale: Pay Record Fine for Sewage Spills or Invest in Environment

FORT LAUDERDALE — After a series of epic sewage spills that killed fish and fouled the air in neighborhoods from Rio Vista to Coral Ridge, Fort Lauderdale was hit with a $2.1 million whopper of a fine — the largest in state history.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - Unsafe to Drink: Wildfires Threaten Rural California Towns With Tainted Water

For more than a month after a wildfire raced through his lakeside community and destroyed his Napa County home, Kody Petrini couldn’t drink the water from the taps. He wasn’t even supposed to boil it.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - Judge Throws Out EPA Decision on California Salt Ponds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from allowing the dredging and filling of salt ponds near San Francisco without going through a permitting process that could stall redevelopment of the area.

International
Waterways

China - Nine Extraordinary Chinese Research Vessels

The changing make-up of China’s marine research fleet reflects the nation’s ambitions. Here, we take a look at nine of its ships.

International
Waterways

World - Why Flushing Scarce Water Into the Sea, ‘The World’s Biggest Toilet Bowl’, Makes No Sense

At a time when cities around the world are struggling to supply life-giving water to a growing number of citizens, researchers have questioned why many coastal municipalities still flush one of the world’s most valuable resources literally down the toilet – while also fouling the sea.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

VA - In Full Bloom: Crusade against stormwater runoff includes arsenal of management practices

Being a Hampton Roads resident means an uncomfortable familiarity with stormwater. Few of us have escaped the summer storms that bring the deluge of rain, wreaking havoc on the side streets’ traffic. Thankfully each city has a stormwater management department on its own crusade, combating the flash flooding and the subsequent waterway pollution.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - 4 Missing After Pipeline Explosion at Port In Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A dredging vessel at a Texas port hit a natural gas pipeline Friday, sparking an explosion that sent six people to the hospital and left four others missing, authorities said.

International
Waterways

Indian Ocean - Japan ship deviated from shipping lane before Mauritius impact, data shows

The Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilled oil over pristine waters and fragile coral reefs diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping lane, data from a maritime analysis firm showed.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Coast Guard, Partner Agencies Continue to Respond to Dredging Vessel

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Coast Guard crews and partner agencies continue pollution and salvage response Sunday for the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

VA - Virginia Coastal Policy Center Announces Partnership With Tribes, N.C. Institutions

William & Mary Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) is undertaking a project with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) to increase engagement among tribal communities, government agencies, and universities.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - Port of Oakland’s Marine Terminal Slashes Emissions With Electric Cranes

The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) has cut diesel emissions from 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95 percent after retrofitting them with hybrid-electric engines.

Northeast
Waterways

MA - Plymouth County Commsission Primary Candidates Split Over Dredging Program

The four candidates agree on a lot of things — term limits, homelessness and regional purchasing agreements, but they are split on the county’s 2015 purchase of equipment for a dredging program

International
Waterways

World - Autonomous Ships Are About to Set Sail — Into Choppy Waters

Next month an ultra-modern 15-metre trimaran will slip into Plymouth harbour on Britain’s south coast, flagging the way to a new future in maritime transport.

Coastwide
Waterways

USA - More Than $5.9 Mln Invested in Marine Debris Cleanup Projects

Matching grants bring total to $5.9 million for 23 projects across 18 U.S. states and territories

Northeast
Waterways

NE - Endgame Looms for New England's Great River

After a half-century of failures, the recovery of the Connecticut River ecosystem hangs in the balance. Will authorities finally act to save it?

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Longboat Key Expects to Face Penalties Following Major Sewage Spill Near Sarasota Bay

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WFLA) – Following one month of water sample testing from a third-party consultant, Longboat Key officials were pleased to learn major sewage had little impact on the short-term health of Sarasota Bay.

International
Waterways

World - Oil Spill in Mauritius Calls for More Efforts to Safeguard Coral Reef Ecosystems

On July 25, 2020, a Japanese cargo ship struck a reef on the southeast coast of Mauritius, leaking tons of oil into coral reefs, pristine turquoise water lagoons and unique ecosystems of the island nation.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

PA - Report: Pennsylvania Falls Behind in Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the health of the nation’s largest estuary is continuing to improve.

Northeast
Waterways

ME - Lawsuit Challenges Access to Prized Piece of Portland's Working Waterfront

A lawsuit filed in Cumberland County Superior Court could limit historical access to the working waterfront by commercial fishermen in Portland.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Pollution Has Cost Florida Millions, and the Bill Keeps Rising

Amid a historic fish kill in Biscayne Bay, the public's eyes are on some of the causes of the dire situation plaguing our waters: nutrient pollution and algal blooms.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC - Carteret and Hyde Counties Partner With NC Ferry Division on Critical Dredging Project

In July, the North Carolina Ferry System announced that they were temporarily reducing service on the Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke due to critical shoaling issues in the ferry channel just outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - ‘Like Groundhog Day’: New Report Has Same Old Findings on How to Save Biscayne Bay

There’s a new plan to save ailing Biscayne Bay, and it looks a lot like the old plan — and the one before that.

International
Waterways

CAN - Railways See Untapped Potential in Atlantic Canada Ports

Coordinated efforts among the railways, the ports and port operators to expand capacity could benefit all stakeholders along the supply chain.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Port of Corpus Christi, City of Port Aransas Reach Settlement on Harbor Island

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi and City of Port Aransas have reached an agreement on the future development of Harbor Island. This agreement amicably resolves all pending litigation between the Parties.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - Savannah Becomes Top U.S. Port for Exports

Commodities like raw cotton, pulp and kaolin clay see major growth

International
Waterways

China - Chinese Company Could Run Crucial Argentine Shipping Route

Shanghai Dredging is interested in managing the Paraná–Paraguay waterway, which connects Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC - Federation to Receive Debris Removal Grant

An area environmental nonprofit organization is going to receive funding to remove marine debris, including abandoned and derelict vessels.

Northeast
Waterways

NJ - State, Feds Review New Dredge Material Management Site for Surf City Channel

While there is no firm start date for the dredging of the Surf City channel in the bay off Ninth Street, it is slated for a future project, state transportation officials said last month.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

ARC - Loopholes in Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban Defer Action to the End of the Decade

In concessions to Russia, the International Maritime Organisation has watered down draft rules to protect the Arctic from oil spills and black carbon pollution