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Stand.earth, Clean Arctic Alliance hail IMO move to ban heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping

Stand.earth, Clean Arctic Alliance hail IMO move to ban heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping

LONDON — Stand.earth, a member of the Clean Arctic Alliance international coalition, today applauded progress by International Maritime Organization Member States toward banning use of the world’s dirtiest fuel — heavy fuel oil — from Arctic shipping. Stand.earth urged Member States to make every effort to adopt and rapidly implement a ban by 2021, as proposed by eight Member States and supported by other countries during the meeting. …read more

Arctic and Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO): Learnings from the Sanchi Oil Tanker Disaster

Arctic and Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO): Learnings from the Sanchi Oil Tanker Disaster

On Jan 6th, a Panamanian-flagged Iranian crude oil tanker, the Sanchi, crashed into a Chinese freighter ship, the CF Crystal, in open waters off the coast of Shanghai. The Sanchi used HFO to power its engines and was carrying a cargo of 136,000 tons (approximately 40 million gallons or over 60 Olympic swimming pools) of a type of ultra-light, highly flammable crude oil called condensate. The tanker burned for over week, and finally exploded and sank beneath the waves on January 14th. All 32 crew members were lost…read more

Cruise News

Cruise News

Cruising may be the best way to see some of the world’s most exotic locations, but cruising also affects the health and vitality of the oceans, seas, and communities where cruise ships operate. That makes protecting the environment and biodiversity a critical area of focus for the cruise industry.
Travel agents are the most important link between customers and the cruise industry, with nearly 70 percent of travelers booking their cruise through a travel agent.[1] That means travel agents can play a major part in the quest to make cruising sustainable…read more

Campaign against Carnival Cruise Lines Escalates

Campaign against Carnival Cruise Lines Escalates

Seattle WA — Today at Seattle’s cruise ship terminal, climate activists exposed Carnival Corporation’s climate pollution with a colorful action. The action involved large banners that read “Clean Up Carnival” and activists dressed as dolphins and polar bears interacting with passengers. Spearheaded by Washington-based Stand.earth and Seattle 350, the action is part of the escalating campaign against Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise company in the world. The campaign challenges the company to protect the climate by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and its use of dirty fuels…read more

Carnival uses the dirtiest fuel on earth – Heavy Fuel Oil

Carnival uses the dirtiest fuel on earth – Heavy Fuel Oil

Carnival Cruise Lines’ massive ships carry tens of thousands of passengers to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. But lurking under its all-you-eat buffets, entertainment, and deck side pools lies a dirty secret: Its boats are powered by the dirtiest fuel on the planet – heavy fuel oil. Here’s the dirt on heavy fuel oil…read more

Carnival: Stop Dogging the Climate

Carnival: Stop Dogging the Climate

Last week, Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, was at the Westminster Dog Show to promote its luxury cruise brand, called the Cunard Line. Stand.earth activists were right there too, crashing the event to spread the word about the massive amounts of pollution created by Carnival’s ships.…read more