A majority of the ship-sourced oil and chemical pollution that enters the marine environment comes from refuelling, vessel maintenance and bilge discharges. Operators must have systems and processes in place to ensure that they use and dispose of all on-board oils and chemicals correctly and safely. Once these pollutants enter our waterways they have the potential to impact on many aquatic organisms, which can have a flow-on effect through the whole ecosystem. Contaminated fish stocks, crustaceans such as crabs, and filter feeders such as oysters and mussels can accumulate these harmful chemicals and pass them onto humans, if consumed. Keeping bilges clean helps to reduce oil and chemical pollution. Boat owners should consider fitting filters to automatic bilge pumps to reduce the accidental discharges and use absorbents to mop up excess oil or fuel, wash bilges with biodegradable degreasers or detergents and dispose of any cleaning residues ashore. For any further query and to overcome the situation please contact us at : Bio Management Northwest, 18601 76th Ave W, Suite 102, Edmonds, WA 98026, telephone No.: 206-582-0583.
18601 76th Ave W, Suite 102, Edmonds, WA 98026
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