Maersk Shipping Container Washed on Devon Coast (UK)

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom A Maersk shipping container has washed ashore near Axmouth.The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) was informed that a number of containers were lost from a Maersk cargo ship as it crossed the northern stretches of the Bay of Biscay in stormy conditions on Friday 14 February.Most of the containers were empty and are believed to have sunk approximately 75 nautical miles south west of Lands End in French waters. The MCA’s aerial surveillance aircraft has been searching UK waters, and ships passing through the English Channel have been warned and asked to report any sightings.Simon Porter, MCA Counter Pollution and Salvage Officer, says: “We have been carrying out extensive searches over the last four days and spotted three containers, one of which has since come ashore and the other two are mid-Channel. We are now working closely with Maersk to ensure they recover their containers, which are their property.“The Beer Coastguard Rescue Team, police and council officials are currently on scene at Axmouth beach and the container has been cordoned off.“The public is reminded that all wreck material found in the UK has to be reported to the MCA’s Receiver of Wreck by completing a form on our website.“Those who don’t declare items are breaking the law and could find themselves facing hefty fines and paying the owner twice the value of the item recovered.” Print  Close My location MCA, February 24, 2014last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral pledges UN support for efforts to protect Danube river

In a message to the Summit on Environment and Sustainable Development in the Danube-Carpathia Region, being held in Bucharest, Mr. Annan pointed out that the Danube River — the second longest in Europe — provides a livelihood for tens of millions of people in the region.”Agriculture, fishing, power generation, manufacturing, tourism and recreation are all directly or indirectly dependent on the river’s health, yet that health faces grave threats from industrial and chemical toxins, municipal waste, agro-chemical run-off and other harmful substances and unsustainable activities,” he warned.The Secretary-General also pointed to some encouraging signs, including the entry-into-force of the Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Use of the Danube River. “Such cooperation will be increasingly important as the economic and political integration of Europe intensifies,” he said, pledging the UN’s support for riparian States in their efforts to implement multilateral agreements, harmonize policies and address challenges facing the region.The Secretary-General also expressed hope that the current meeting would help build momentum towards next year’s World Summit on Sustainable Development, which will convene in Johannesburg to review progress since the 1992 UN Conference on the Environment and Development. The Secretary-General’s message was delivered on his behalf by Danuta Hübner, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe. read more