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Guyana ratifies treaties for safe and clean shipping

Guyana ratified two key IMO measures aimed to preserve bio-diversity: the Ballast Water Management Convention and another on use of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships hulls. It also ratified others regarding unlawful acts against the safety of navigation and removing wrecks from the seabed. In addition, it signed four instruments covering liability and compensation.

Croatia ratifies wreck removal treaty

IMO informed that the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks has been ratified by Croatia, bringing the total number of States to accede to the treaty to 37. The treaty, which entered into force in 2015, provides the legal basis for States to remove shipwrecks that may threaten the safety of lives or the marine environment.

Finland ratifies IMO’s Nairobi Convention

Finland has become the 32nd State to ratify IMO’s Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks which provides the legal basis for States to remove, or have removed, shipwrecks that may threaten the marine life and environment.

Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet discovered

NOAA archaeologists have discovered the battered hulls of two 1800s whaling ships nearly 144 years after they and 31 others sank off the Arctic coast of Alaska in one of the planet’s most unexplored ocean regions.

American P&I Club updates on WRC certificates

The American P&I Club has issued a circular in order to remind members of the WRC certificate as per Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks’ requirements.

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