In March, pollution rose sharply after “everything is” blocked the Suez Canal.Wrote that the accumulation of sulfur dioxide can be seen on satellite images
British Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday.
On March 23, the cargo ship “Ever Given” was trapped in a canal in Egypt. Trapped And blocked the channel for six days. Before it was launched on March 29, it caused delays for more than 350 ships. Estimated cost of 3.4 billion Swedish kronor per hour.
According to the BBC, traffic congestion has also caused the concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the air on the Mediterranean side of the canal to be five times higher than normal. This can be seen from space, and the European Union’s Senteniel-5P satellite makes it immortal.
See pictures of traffic jams in “Ever Givens”:
Sulfur dioxide is a by-product of fuel oil combustion in marine engines. Although most ships operate without engines, these ships still operate in what the BBC calls “hotel mode” with auxiliary units.
-When ships are moving, they emit more sulphur dioxide when traveling at cruising speeds than in hotel mode only. Dr. Maryam Pourshamsi of the BBC’s Airbus Defense and Space Company said, but the fact is that we have so many ships gathering or mooring, which allows us to see this from the Senteniel-5P satellite data.
After the canal returned to normal traffic, the concentration disappeared.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the shipping industry is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 from 2008 levels.