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Tag: John Kaltenstein

  • Monday, November 24th 2014 - 07:31 UTC

    IMO adopts Polar Code which comes into force in 2017; environmental groups unsatisfied

    While the Polar Code is a good step at recognizing the risks of Arctic shipping, ”it still fails to directly address the highest potential risk of a heavy fuel oil spill.”

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the Polar Code aimed at regulating shipping in Polar Regions. Several environmental groups have criticized the measures for not going far enough to protect the Arctic and Antarctic environments, arguing that while the new code is a positive step forward, it is insufficient to properly protect Polar environments from the anticipated increased levels of shipping activity.