Honor’s College Freeman Research Journal

Date of Award

Fall 12-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Yi Qi


The maritime industry contributes its own fair share of pollution within Nigerian ports and communities by way of crude oil spills and inappropriate waste management facilities. This spills often occur on wetlands needed for commercial maritime activities and economic survival by local inhibitors. The inadequate disposal of ship waste by privately owned waste management facilities can lead to the encouragement of illicit disposal of waste and ballast into the sea before registering into ports and terminals. Such waste can introduce toxic and noxious liquids into waters affecting marine lifeforms and indirectly, local communities. as a result of such incident, a negative impact can be seen in public health, fishing communities, agriculture and economic benefits. A feasible solution to minimizing maritime environmental pollution would be to use an alternative power source for ships when stationed at port, creation of laws and emergency funds designed to protect the environment and develop government-controlled waste management reception facilities.



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