Marine Safety

Microplastics In The Marine Environment Must Stop, UN Launches Campaign

By Donna Bellevue, Feb 24, 2017 02:50 AM EST ( Go to iTech Post article )

Picture of cosmetic products that contain micro plastics
Cosmetic products and household plastics make up most of the microplastics found in the marine environment. These synthetic materials have been found to cause serious devastation, pushing organizations like the UN to create campaigns with critical messages that support ocean life. (Photo : ABCTVCatalyst/YouTube)

Due to the severe devastation caused by microplastics in the marine environment, the United Nations Environment Program has launched an unprecedented global campaign, urging everyone to eliminate the use of microplastics. Also criticized is the excessive, wasteful use of single-use plastics often found in households. The organization says that people must start to act now to save the world’s seas and oceans from irreversible damage before it’s too late.

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Marine Environmental Issues - About Garbage

Thu, 23 Feb 17  

If you weren't at the January 16th Flotilla meeting, you missed out!  But you can still check out the presentation John M gave about Marine Environmental Issues related to Garbage.

You can view the presentation in either Powerpoint or PDF format.


How to obtain your Marine Safety Ribbon or Trident

Sun, 29 Jan 17  

If you are interested in obtaining your MS Trident, you should start recording your MS hours now.

One of the requirements for the Trident is that you have to record 96 MS hours a year, for five years - the years do not have to be consecutive but it's better to do it that way to get that requirement out of the way.

Please review the January 2017 MS Report for more details about requirements for AUX MEES and the MS Trident device.

Study for the AUX-MEES Qualification

Click here for the AUX-MEES PQS

Click here for the Study Guide

Marine Safety Presentation

The following are Part 1 and Part 2 of a slide show covering the Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Mission of the Coast Guard Auxiliary: