The Clean Arctic Alliance, a coalition of NGOs, has developed a position statement urging the IMO to adopt a legally binding instrument to phase out the use of HFO as marine fuel in Arctic waters by 2020.
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USCG has recently held a public listening session in Washington D.C. on the topic of heavy fuel oil use by ships in the Arctic. The purpose of the session was to exchange information regarding environmental risks to Arctic waters posed by HFO use by ships; potential measures that could be taken to reduce those risks; and development of communities that would be directly affected by such measures.
The West of England P&I Club informs operators that it has scheduled to carry out condition surveys of seagoing tankers aged 10 years or more if they carried heavy fuel oil (HFO) as cargo during the previous policy year. Therefore, operators are requested to complete a declaration form and submit it not later than the end of August.
A group of eight environmental NGOs has said that the EU’s failure to push for a ban on the use by ships of heavy fuel oil (HFO), a toxic pollutant, when operating in the Arctic is a major cause of concern. However, they welcomed the European Commission’s focus on climate mitigation and adaptation strategies and on protecting the environment in its new Arctic strategy.
Pacific Environment is calling on the International Maritime Organization to prohibit the use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters at its MEPC meeting which takes place this week.The Environmental Group highlights that prohibiting the use of heavy fuel oil by shipping in the Arctic will produce a number of significant environmental and social benefits.
The use of heavy fuel oil by shipping in the Arctic could have disastrous consequences. Banning this fuel would protect the region’s rich wildlife, improve human health and benefit the climate, writes Sue Libenson
A group of fifteen environment groups delivered a letter to the Arctic Council renewing a call on the involved nations to ban the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.The use of heavy fuel oil by shipping in the Arctic could have disastrous consequences. Banning this fuel would protect the region’s rich wildlife, improve human health and benefit the climate
The West of England P&IU Club advise reminds operators whose tankers have carried Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) as cargo to and complete and return a relevant declaration form.
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