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Norway successfully removes wrecked cargo vessel

Norway began the wreck removal of the cargo vessel M/S Osfjord that grounded off Norway a year ago. The vessel was successfully removed, as the wreck removal process was divided in three steps to achieve full efficiency.

IMO continues supporting the Nairobi Convention

IMO will continue promoting ratification of the international treaty covering wreck removal, at the 10th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference in London, this week (11-12 September). The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention has been in force since 2015 and currently has 47 contracting States, representing 73% of world gross tonnage.

IMO focuses on wreck removal challenges

A ship wreck can be a barrier to navigation. It is a possibility that other vessels and crew can face dangerous situations ,depending on the nature of the cargo and remaining fuel on board, a wreck may also cause damage to marine environments and other coastal interests.

The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention 2007

The Standard P&I Club in its latest Standard Bulletin covers the latest news on the adoption of Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention. The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007 which is due to come into force 12 months following the date on which 10 states have ratified it. To date, eight states have ratified the Convention, but more may do so soon. It is therefore expected that it will be in force in the near future.

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