In follow-up to the development of the first IMO Model Course on preparation and response to spills of harmful and potentially dangerous substances (HNS) at sea, and in compliance with the provisions of the National Contingency Plan for spills led by this General Directorate, through of the Department of Protection of the Marine Environment, on Tuesday July 13, the practical exercise – simulation type – of deployment of equipment and personnel, to attend these emergencies, was carried out in Puerto Cortés.

This activity was developed thanks to the support of the Heroic and Meritorious Fire Department of Honduras and the OSRO company authorized in Honduras, Ocean Pollution Control (OPCH), with the participation of central and local government actors, as well as the private sector.


The creation and strengthening of coordinated response capacities ensure effective preparation to face pollution episodes that also put people’s safety at risk.


The problem of solid waste in our coastal marine ecosystems puts their ecological balance and their social, economic and recreational value at risk. The General Directorate of the Merchant Marine has been working on cleaning days since 2015, with the support of other government agencies and the private sector.

To take a step forward, we are now implementing a new work methodology, to collect not only garbage, but also information that will give us reliable statistical data on the origin and type of waste that ends up on our beaches and coastal marine spaces.

Knowing and monitoring the problem is creating solid foundations to solve it. Let’s do our part!



On February 25 and 26 of the present, this General Directorate, through the Department of Environmental Protection, organized a cleaning day in the Alvarado Lagoon, Puerto Cortés, where we obtained as a result the collection of 107 bags of garbage, equivalent to approximately 6 cubic meters of waste. This is supported by the Honduran Naval Force, the COPESCOL fishermen’s cooperative and the non-governmental organization PAZ VERDE.


The Maritime Authority of Honduras is pleased to announce that it has recently authorized Phoenix Register of Shipping (PHRS) to act as a ´Recognized Organization/Recognized Security Organization´ (RO/RSO) towards verification and approval of ship security plan and issuance/endorsement of International Ship Security Certificate (ISPS/ISM) including all technical statutory certification including MLC for ships registered under the Honduran Flag Administration

Photograph (left to right): Mrs. Irina Gudko, Mr. Sergey Gudko, Authorised Representative for PHRS and Dr. Juan Carlos Rivera García, Director General of the Merchant Marine of Honduras.

WordPress Lightbox Plugin