Category: Environmental Law and Maritime Pollution

Rising Tides: The Role of Maritime Law in Addressing Climate Change

As a lifelong enthusiast of the sea, a yacht owner, and an avid fisher, my connection with the ocean is profound. However, with this connection comes a keen awareness of the rapidly changing marine environment due to climate change. In this context, the role of maritime law becomes not just relevant but essential in addressing […]

Motorboat Oil Spills: Our Responsibility to Protect the Waters

Hi there, I’m Laura, a mom of three and a true water enthusiast who loves nothing more than heading out on the waves with my husband and two sons for some thrilling motorboat fishing. Today, I want to discuss a topic that’s incredibly important, yet often overlooked – oil spills caused by motorboats.

Environmental Impact Assessment of Offshore Activities

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a critical legal procedure with the goal of identifying, predicting, evaluating, and mitigating potential environmental impacts of proposed projects before they gain approval or are put into action. EIA is particularly essential in ensuring that offshore activities, including oil and gas exploration, offshore wind farms, and renewable energy systems, are […]

Yacht recycling: legal perspective

From a legal perspective, the disposal of yachts and other vessels is a complex issue that involves various stages, from the prevention and reduction of waste generation to the actual handling of wastes. This life-cycle approach to waste management includes collection, transport, monitoring, and treatment (re-use, recycling, energy recovery, and final disposal, e.g., landfill) of […]

Introduction to Environmental Law and Maritime Pollution

Maritime pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or energy into the marine environment. It can have a devastating impact on marine life, coastal ecosystems, and human health. Environmental law is a body of law that seeks to protect the environment from pollution and other harmful activities. It includes a variety of laws, regulations, and […]