Partnership with Marinas Guardian
Major Projects Foundation and Marinas Guardian are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two organisations partner on a variety of projects to address the issue of Potentially Polluting Wrecks.
According to an issues brief released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are an estimated 8500 sunken vessels at risk of leaking over 6 billion gallons of oil (https://www.iucn.org/…/marine-pollution-sunken-vessels).
The two organisations have already begun work to accelerate the Major Project Foundation’s work to identify, risk assess and ultimately remediate up to 60 sunken vessels in the Pacific Region. This will take up to 9 years with fundraising due to commence imminently.
A second area of focus will be to work with the IUCN to develop a set of global standards governing the treatment of Potentially Polluting Wrecks. The lack of a clearly defined best practice is a major obstacle in ensuring effective action is taken to address this global issue.