ITOPF Takes Heyerdahl Award

Tuesday, June 03, 2003
The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) last night was awarded the prestigious Thor Heyerdahl International Environmental Award, presented by the Norwegian Shipowners Association. Accepting on behalf of ITOPF was Dr. Ian White, the group’ Managing Director and a marine biologist who has been with the organization since 1977. ITOPF has, since being established in 1968 in the wake of the Torrey Canyon accident, taken an advisory role in the event of oil spills around the globe, sharing lessons learned from past spills and providing detailed information regarding the characteristics of certain products once they enter the sea environment. ITOPF serves in an advisory function only, and has worked in the background to minimize the environmental effects of oil and chemical spills more than 500 times in 85 countries. During his acceptance speech, Dr. White lamented the “PR” driven response plans … plans enacted by political will which could “look good on TV”, but could actually do more harm than good. “Plants and animals don’t mind a bit of oil, but they don’t like being sandblasted” he said, upon showing a picture of an aggressive measure to wash oil from rock formations.
Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

TOTE, Saltchuk Secure Financing for Marlin Class Vessels

Maritime Administration to Provide Title XI Loan Guarantee for World’s First LNG Containerships Today, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced a $324.

Transocean: Fleet Update Summary

Transocean Ltd. today issued a monthly fleet update summary which includes new contracts, changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service

Barczak Joins Alan C. McClure Associates

Naval architecture and engineering firm Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) announced today that Registered Professional Engineer Nicholas Barczakhas joined the ACMA team as a naval architect.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1252 sec (8 req/sec)