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Lessons Learned from Marine Casualties
Ship noise has been shown to be the main contributor to underwater noise on a global scale, with recognized negative impacts on marine life. Scientists and researchers from international organizations, States and expert groups have been sharing the latest information on ocean noise, including its detrimental impact on species such as whales and dolphins, at the informal annual meeting on oceans and the law of the sea, at United Nations headquarters, New York, United States (18-22 June). more...
can ports cut emissions to ensure cleaner air and contribute to the battle
against climate change? An IMO training course is supporting countries to help
find the answers, which include the need to first quantify emissions and then
identify measures to reduce port-related emissions in a cost-effective way. Maritime
officials in Morocco are the latest to undergo the training, at a workshop in
Casablanca (19-21 June). The event is being held under the IMO-run GloMEEP Project on energy-efficiency and the
International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). more...
The challenges posed by
maritime crime are bringing about discussions on legal issues involving the
interpretation and implementation of maritime law. As a result, a workshop has
taken place in Sri Lanka, Colombo (18-20 June) where
maritime law experts and practitioners from around the world met to participate
in two main sessions aimed at gathering State practice and interpretation
information related to international legal instruments. more...
Mr. Kitack Lim