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Lessons Learned from Marine Casualties
More scientific research needs to be done to understand and assess the environmental impacts of wastes from mining operations which have been disposed into the marine environment, a new report shows. The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) report, Impacts of mine tailings in the marine environment, provides the findings of an international workshop held in Lima, Peru (in 2015) and makes a number of recommendations for future work. more...
Work to support the smooth and effective implementation of the 0.5% m/m global sulphur cap on fuel oil used by ships will be a main focus for the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), 4th session, which meets this week (16-20 January). The Sub-Committee will consider what additional measures may be needed to promote consistent implementation and will report with a justification and scope for further work to the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71).The meeting was opened by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and is being chaired by Mr Sveinung Oftedal (Norway). Click for photos. more...
A meeting in Singapore (11-12 January) has seen African and
Asian countries join efforts to promote greater networking and communications
across anti-piracy contact points in the two continents. Speaking at the
meeting, IMO’s Head of Maritime Security, Javier Yasnikouski, commended the
initiative, saying that the efforts contribute directly to IMO’s work to raise
awareness of maritime security issues that have an impact on international
trade and the welfare of seafarers; and encourage a co-operative approach
amongst IMO Member States and other partner organizations. more...
Mr. Kitack Lim