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MSAF CEO Attends International Meeting On Marine Pollution

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji’s [MSAF] chief executive officer, John Tunidau, attended the 38th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to the London Convention and 11th Meeting of Contracting Parties
14 Dec 2016 11:00
MSAF CEO Attends International Meeting On Marine Pollution
Maritime Safety Authority acting CEO, John Tunidau.

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji’s [MSAF] chief executive officer, John Tunidau, attended the 38th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to the London Convention and 11th Meeting of Contracting Parties to the London Protocol from September, 19 to 23, 2016.

The meeting was held at the International Maritime Organisation’s [IMO] Headquarters in London.

“The meeting enabled MSAF, on behalf of Fiji, to be part of international discussions on the severe and enduring threat of ship based pollution to the marine environment which many people here depend on for their livelihoods,”said Mr John Tunidau.

Dumping of garbage such as plastics from ships is banned under the garbage regulations of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution form Ships (MARPOL) and the London Convention and Protocol prohibit the disposal of plastics at sea.

The meeting was attended by governments and delegates from 87 countries who are party to the London Convention and Protocol.

Some of the issues discussed at the meeting were:

n The finalisation of its 25-year scientific review of all radioactive wastes and other radioactive substances.

n Adopting of the new Strategic Plan for the London Convention and Protocol.

n The meeting approved the revised specific guidelines for the assessment of vessels, further modernizing this guidance and harmonizing it with relevant provisions in the Hong Kong Ship Recycling Convention, and thus ensuring a modern and more complete framework with respect to the disposal of vessels.

n The meeting approved the low cost, low technology compliance monitoring guidance, which provides practical information about approaches that are useful for monitoring compliance with permit conditions associated with disposal of waste or other matter at sea.

 

-The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji.



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