IMO promotes ratification of the International Treaty Covering Ship Wrecks
IMO is working to promote the ratification of the international treaty that covers wreck removal – at the 10th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response Conference in London this week (11-12 September).
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A shipwreck might be dangerous for other ships and it’s crew however, it also depends upon the location. The Nairobi Convention provides a legal basis for the Nation’s to remove shipwrecks, drifting ships, objects from ships that are at sea ad also the floating installations that are offshore. The Convention also has provisions for the coastal Nations to take required action in case of container fires in onboard ships as well as for the loss of containers.
The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention came into force in 2015. It currently has 47 contracting Nations which accounts for up to 73% of world gross tonnage.
PR reference: IMO