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Tracking pollution on the high seas

A key focus of the Cayman Maritime Week Conference was ocean pollution, and how it spreads from country to country by way of the winds and currents.

Engineering company Transas was one of several organisations at the conference. Using their high-tech simulators, they showed students and other attendees how easily pollution can spread from one country to another.

Transas CEO Frank Coles told Cayman 27, “We use it for emergency practice amongst those scenarios and then training practice is pollution tracking. So we are able to take these mathematical models, and depending on the viscosity of the oil the subject matter that’s polluting the ocean, we are able to use the wind and use the currents and build them into our ship simulator, and actually see what will happen if pollution occurred.”

The conference began on Monday (May 02) and will wrap tomorrow.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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