Ναυτιλία και θαλάσσια ρύπανση
Shipping and marine pollution
KeywordsΝαυτιλία ; Θαλάσσια ρύπανση ; Θαλάσσιες μεταφορές ; Πρόληψη θαλάσσιας ρύπανσης ; Πετρελαιοκηλίδες
In this dissertation we will discuss about how global merchant shipping affects the pollution of the marine environment. Undoubtedly, such a heavy "industry" couldn’t carry dangerous cargo capable of contaminating the marine world. But we ought to give it high importance as it affects shipping itself morally and financially and the institutions that governit. Greece is also directly concerned with this issue. Since it has huge interests in the maritime area (such as fishing, tourism, maritime transportation) that could get it out of the economic crisis. Countries that handle shipping effectively are also growing faster. The measures to confront the problem are addressed both to individuals and legal sectors who are involved in the protection of the sea. Emphasis will also be placed on when the pollution is accidental and when it is not. The aim of the dissertation is to offer the reader an approach to the issue of environmental pollution in relation to marine activity, to mention ways that contribute to the easier treatment of this problem and the impact of such an activity on humans.Κey words: marine, marine pollution, marine pollution prevention, oil spill, maritime transport.