Inland navigation is an environmentally friendly and promising transport mode. However, waste generated due to ship operation and life on board needs to be disposed of properly. If ship waste is not treated and disposed of correctly, precious ecosystems and essential natural resources are threatened.
Avoiding pollution of soil, air and water requires an environmentally sound handling of ship wastes in accordance with the following principles:
And this is how every captain, skipper and crew-member can contribute:
Proper disposal reduces the risk for enviromental pollution and saves the river ecosystems, an important source of life.
International recommendations and Austrian national law require every shipmaster to properly dispose of any wastes generated on board!
More information on the topic of 'ship waste management' is also available on the online learning platform Ines Danube.