#ClearFacts Blog:
Marine Shipping Issues, Simplified

We help answer common questions about marine shipping in Canada.

January 10, 2023

Emergency Towing Vessels: Providing a Lifeline to Safety for Ships in Distress Around the World

Clear Seas’ survey finds that while some countries invest in a dedicated fleet of emergency tugs to rescue a ship in distress, others rely on help from tugs in the vicinity.

December 15, 2022

Reconciliation in the Canadian Marine Shipping Industry (Part III): A Love Affair with the Sea

John Thomas probably loves his job more than most people. But for this proud member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, it’s never just a regular day at the office.

November 29, 2022

Key Issues and Resources for COP 15: The Convention of the Parties on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15), to be held in Montreal (December 7-19, 2022) is highly relevant to marine shipping and the work underway to reduce the impact of ship traffic on ocean and coastal ecosystems.

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.

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.