Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) organized an international seminar on the oil spill and its response mechanism here on Tuesday.
Conservationists, marine experts and officials of Pakistan Navy participated in this seminar which was organized to discuss issues related to pollution of marine water and what preventive measures should be taken to keep ports and sea clean.
The speakers stated that sea water along the Karachi coast has become seriously polluted because of the oil spills from the ships and also pouring of the sewerage and industrial waste into the sea, causing serious threats to the marine life.
“78 percent of the total sewage produced in Karachi is poured into the sea untreated besides oil spill from ships, making 60 percent of the marine life suffer seriously in recent years,” said an expert.
Mavi Deniz is the only foreign speaker in the event. Emre Altuntop from Mavi Deniz, Yahiya Usmani from Marine Academy, Shahid Lutfi, and Muhammad Moazzam Khan gave awareness briefing and answered the questions of the audience.