#ClearFacts Blog:
Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.

November 16, 2022

Anti-fouling paints: What are they and what effects do they have on the environment?

Innovation in the field of ship hull coatings is helping to improve fuel efficiency, reduce air emissions, cut noise pollution, and prevent the spread of invasive species.

August 29, 2022

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) on Ships: Clearing the Air on the Controversy

Scrubbers effectively remove sulphur oxide pollution from ship exhaust – yet the environmental impact of the discharge water they produce, and how to manage and regulate it, is sparking controversy.

March 1, 2022

In Their Own Words:
Reflections on Clear Seas’ Indigenous Internship Program

Clear Seas launched an internship program in 2021 to build respectful relationships with Indigenous communities by listening to and addressing priorities through research projects led by Indigenous post-secondary students.

March 1, 2022

Liquefied Natural Gas as a Marine Fuel in the Arctic: Panacea or Poison?

Clear Seas convenes a roundtable to gather perspectives on the use of LNG as fuel for marine shipping in Canada’s north.

February 25, 2022

Stranded at sea: COVID-19 and its toll on mariners

The global pandemic, and increased demand by consumers and industry, has disrupted the supply chain and revealed an occupational health and safety crisis among seafarers.

February 1, 2022

Decarbonizing Marine Shipping: Clean fuels for a greener future?

Is a fossil fuel free future for marine shipping a realistic goal or just a pipe dream?

January 13, 2022

Is Marine Spatial Planning the Key to Safer and Healthier Oceans?

How sharing the marine environment and managing its use can help ensure a sustainable future for our oceans and waterways.

December 8, 2021

Nathan E. Stewart Oil Spill:
Five Years After

Five years after the Nathan E. Stewart sank, spilling the equivalent of a railcar’s worth of diesel fuel into the ocean,1 we want to know: could a similar incident happen today and how prepared are we if it does?

December 8, 2021

Haida Gwaii Oil Spill Prevention Measures Renewed for Ships

The Voluntary Protection Zone implemented to keep commercial ships at a safe distance from the west coast of Haida Gwaii is extended.