Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxics-Action-against-TBT-in-Ship-Paint-in-Schiedam-27MZIFLAJIRH.htmlConceptually similarToxics Action against TBT in Ship Paint in SchiedamGP01D96Completed★★★★★★Toxics Action against TBT in Ship Paint in SchiedamGP01P41Completed★★★★Toxics Action at L'Oréal in Alphen aan den RijnGP01O54Completed★★★★Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge on Dredger Vessel Hein in the North SeaGP0FPMCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at L'Oréal in Alphen aan den RijnGP01O53Completed★★★★★★Toxics Action at L'Oréal in Alphen aan den RijnGP01O5MCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at L'Oréal in Alphen aan den RijnGP01O55Completed★★★★Toxics Action at L'Oréal in Alphen aan den RijnGP01O5LCompleted★★★★Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Cargo of TBT in the North SeaGP0DOSCompleted★★★★View AllGP01P40Toxics Action against TBT in Ship Paint in SchiedamGreenpeace activists block temporarily the pilot at shipyard Van der Giessen-de Noord in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Schiedam). The Greenpeace's message on the banner is simple "Stop TBT".In original language:Toxicactie tegen TBT in Scheepsverf in SchiedamGreenpeace actievoerders sluiten tijdelijk de scheepsloods op de scheepswerf Van der Giessen-de Noord in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Schiedam). De Greenpeace boodschap is simpel "Stop TBT".Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-SchiedamDate:8 Mar, 2000Credit:© Greenpeace / Ognjen MaravicMaximum size:3611px X 2376pxKeywords:Access blockade actions-Actions and protests-Banners-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Occupation actions-Props-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Toxics Action against TBT in Ship Paint in Schiedam the NetherlandsGreenpeace activists block temporarily the pilot at shipyard Van der Giessen-de Noord in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Schiedam). The Greenpeace's message is simple 'Stop TBT'. In the pilot a large passenger ship is painted with paint containing the toxic substance tribultylin. TBT is processed in many ship paints to prevent the growth of alga and sea acorns to the ship's hull. TBT damages sea life. Female shellfish develop male sexual characteristics and become infertile. Because of this the sea whelks have already disappeared in the Wadden Sea. The action is a success: the shipyard and the shipowner have promised to stop using TBT-paint. Since 1990 TBT-paint is forbidden for recreation ships, but this prohibition doesn't concern sea vessels. Greenpeace wants a total ban on TBT. Since 1998 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) of the United Nations is working on a ban and they want to stop the usage of TBT in 2003. Greenpeace urges IMO to allow a ban as soon as possible, because there are enough alternatives. An environmental solution is for example so-called non-stick paint. This paint makes the surface so smooth that sea organism cannot attach.