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2016-05-26 17:00:00

Saint Lucia has acceded to four IMO treaties, including important conventions covering ballast water management (BWM Convention) and emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency (MARPOL Annex VI). Mr. Tafawa Williams, Alternate Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to IMO, met IMO’s Frederick Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, to deposit the instruments of accession, today (26 May). This brings the number of States party to the Ballast Water Management Convention to 50, representing 34.81% of the world's merchant fleet tonnage. more...


2016-05-26 12:00:00

A national workshop on the treaty covering dumping of wastes at sea, the London Protocol, is being held in Hanoi, Viet Nam (26-27 May). The workshop is raising awareness among stakeholders on the impacts of dumping of wastes and other matters at sea, as well as the regulatory framework provided by the London Protocol. Additionally, participants gained first-hand experience of dredging and disposal activities in a visit to the Lach Hyen Port infrastructure project near Hai Phong. more...


2016-05-25 15:00:00

A new GESAMP working group on marine geoengineering held its first meeting at IMO Headquarters, London, this week (23-25 May). The overall objective of the Working Group (WG 41) is to better understand the potential impacts of proposed marine geoengineering techniques on the marine environment – including social and economic consequences. The Group will also provide advice to the London Protocol Parties to assist them in identifying those marine geoengineering techniques that may be sensible to be considered for listing in the new Annex 4 of the Protocol. more...





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