The Korea Coast Guard announced that it has detected 222 cases in October including illegal discharge of pollutants. Under the auspices of the International Criminal Police Organization, the crackdown was carried out simultaneously between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.
It is designed to eradicate maritime pollution from ships and land. In a joint effort with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, the Coast Guard dispatched a total of 928 people, to inspect and crack down on a total of 486 ships and 74 land facilities, including 262 domestic and 224 foreign vessels, respectively. The crackdown was carried out not only on the discharge of waste oil, waste and hazardous materials, but also on the entire process of legalizing pollutants.
According to the crackdown, 33 cases(15%) of illegal discharge of pollutants such as oil and waste, 68 cases(31%) of minor violation, 18(8%) cases of violations of administrative order and 3 cases(1%) of violation of mandatory regulations. Administrative guidance were taken to correct 100 cases (45%) out of 222 cases.