Preventing marine environment pollution from ships

From: Transport Canada

Pollution of the marine environment from ships may originate from a variety of sources, including accidental and operational pollution. Accidental pollution may result from the loss of cargo or fuel after a grounding or collision and from minor accidents on board such as a hose breaking or a tank overflowing. Operational pollution results from the discharge of shipboard generated wastes such as garbage, sewage, dirty ballast water and tank washings, and engine exhaust and tank venting emissions.

In Canada, regulatory action has focuses on:

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