Although almost 70% of the Earth is covered in water , only 3% is fresh water and available for consumption. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages and this will affect the ecosystems around the world if there are no action taken toward proper management and conservation of fresh water.
At MISC, where water is used at both our shore and sea facilities, we remain cognisant of our commitment to ensure the efficient management of our water resource.
Fresh water consumption by our vessels are produced on-board by each vessel’s fresh water generator, hence, depletion of fresh water resources is not considered material for our sea operations. Nevertheless, we recognise that water usage on our vessels for domestic and the running of machineries are tied to energy use as energy consumption because a significant amount of energy is required to generate fresh water from these generators.
Water saving initiatives continued on our LNG and Petroleum fleets, by identifying and fixing water leaks, consolidating laundry washes and building awareness with ‘Conserve Water’ notices posted in bathrooms and near public taps. From the initiatives carried out, our fleet collectively reduced its freshwater consumption by 3% in 2018 compared to 2017 which equates to approximately 9,200m3 of water saved. This amount of water saved is enough to fill close to 4 Olympic size pools.
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