The Republic of the Philippines in late April become the latest country to accede to the IMO instrument providing rules for the prevention of air pollution from ships and energy efficiency requirements, says the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The development brings the total number of ratifications of MARPOL Annex VI to 90, representing 96.5% of world merchant shipping tonnage.
MARPOL Annex VI limits the main air pollutants contained in ships exhaust gas, including sulphur oxides and nitrous oxides, and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances.
It also includes energy-efficiency measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
The Philippines also deposited its instruments of accession to the 1988 Protocol to the International Convention on Load Lines (LL), 1966; and the 1978 Protocol to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974.
His Excellency Gilberto Asuque, Deputy Chief of Mission, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to IMO at the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the United Kingdom, handed over the instruments of accession to Fred Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations division, IMO, during the 105th session of the IMO Legal Committee.
Photo credit: International Maritime Organization
Published: 30 April, 2018
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