The Maritime Passive Safety Association was founded based on an alarming observation: despite the increasing number of risks involved in the thriving maritime transport sector, ships are not designed to prevent environmental catastrophes if an accident were to occur. This is true despite the emergence of innovative technological solutions, which are certified, cost-effective and that can effectively help salvors in times of crisis and quickly avoid the risk of major pollution, even before the pollutants have left the ship.
With this in mind, key stakeholders of the industry founded the maritime passive safety association – a non-profit organisation based on their shared desire to promote sustainable shipping.
The objectives of the association are to raise awareness of accidental maritime pollution and promote new solutions to increase their prevention. The aim is to improve environmental safety in order to encourage sustainable maritime transport better suited to navigation in the 21st century.
Shipping is one of the most environmentally friendly means of transport. But the risk of accidental pollution continues to grow, due to increased traffic, ever bigger ships, transport of new toxic substances, opening up of new routes through sensitive territories and an increasing number of accidents due to unpredictable weather conditions. Now more than ever, action must be taken to address these new threats and avoid environmental catastrophe.
In line with the interests of all those involved in the shipping industry, from shipowners to charterers, builders, salvors, maritime experts, certification agencies, public authorities and NGOs, maritime passive safety addresses the issues facing a society which is increasingly aware of the need to prepare ships in order to reduce the environmental impact of incidents and accidents at sea.
The solutions promoted by the maritime passive safety association have been adopted by shipowners who want to get a head-start on compliance with environmental standards and benefit from innovations in managing the risk of accidental pollution.
Our action is also supported by many friends of the sea and environmental activists. Join us too by showing your support!
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