INTERPOL Coordinates International Enforcement Operation Against Marine Pollution

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Abstract: 

 On November 13, 2018, INTERPOL announced that 30 Days at Sea, the code name for a month-long operation through October, had 276 law enforcement and environmental agencies across 58 countries detect more than 500 offenses, including illegal discharges of oil and garbage from vessels, shipbreaking, breaches of ship emissions regulations, and pollution on rivers and land-based runoff to the sea.[1]  This article discusses the operation of 30 Days at Sea and the work of the INTERPOL Pollution Crime Working Group, out of which the operation arises.