Association de citoyens qui défendent l'environnement maritime



During the Sea Tech Week Show held in Brest from 10th to 14th October 2016, the MOR GLAZ Association chose to attend a workshop organised by the ALLEGANS network, coordinated by the maritme lawyer Yann RABUTEAU, well known in maritime circles.

The ALLEGANS network is a member of the Brittany Maritime Cluster and of the Brest-Iroise Technopole Association ; Particularly, it is taking an interest in "coastal environment", "renewable marine energies" and "maritime pollution". The ALLEGANS network is a trusted partner for CEDRE (Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution) on whose behalf it ensures especially legal case training on the aerial observation of oil pollution at sea, courses for Military Staff, ORSEC crisis management training courses or also training about all the actors in the maritime community. A partnership exists with the Universty of Western Brittany (UBO), in addition to regular cooperation with the Joint Reseach Centre (JRC) AMURE (The Centre for Law and Economics of the Sea). Yann RABUTEAU is an Research Associate to the JRC AMURE on behalf of which he lectures for the Master II DEAM ( Pollution and Marine Renewable Energy Law)

The workshop title which we attended "PASSIVE SAFETY ONBOARD" could only generate a great interest for the MOR GLAZ Association, also due to the speakers quality, Gilles LONGUEVE director of JLMD Environmental Group, Commander Antoine IZAC Head of Industrial Prevention Measures from the Loire Atlantique Department Fire and Emergency Service (SDIS 44) in Nantes and Yann RABUTEAU.

The MOR GLAZ Association argues for a sense of purpose from ship owners in order to facilitate crew rescue, ship and cargo salvage. The MOR GLAZ Association campaigns for zero voluntary pollution, and a minimum pollution in case of sinking, grounding or stranding of a ship. The MOR GLAZ Association notes that some French Shipowners (CMA CGM and Louis Dreyfus ARMATEURS) chose some years ago, to opt for prevention by installing on board their ships the JLMD System . IMO (International Maritime Organisation), Insurers, Classification Societies, Charterers, etc., should finally impose this system for some and advise for others cited above, to all merchant shipowners, by a sort of bonus for prevention!! All avenues must be explored to make the JLMD System mandatory.

Climatic changes are raising and will continue to increase risks at sea. The Arctic polar routes (which MOR GLAZ opposes by the way) must be clearly banned for ships not equipped with the JLMD System and Smit Bracket. They must also be adequately manned by a highly capable, professional crew. This zone should be neither jeopardized nor polluted under any circumstances, Zero Accident, Zero Pollution must be implemented.

The zero pollution slogan not existing, this has too often helped to exonerate and cover negligence harming Sea and Mankind. Congratulations to Shipowners who have chosen prevention, and to manufacturers who innovate in this field.