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11 December 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 23:06 GMT+1

May 30, 2019

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Constituted the Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Agency

Between the first initiatives, the promotion and the performance of Marpol convention in the Caribbean region

The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), in occasion of the held assembly of the just directive one in recent days to Kingston, in Jamaica, has constituted the Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Agency (CARIBMEPA), organization the whose scope will be to act as collector of the tematuicghe and of the actions for the safeguard of the marine atmosphere of the Caribbean involving various fields of the economy and the institutions, associations enviromentalists and other subjects.

Moreover the Caribbean Shipping Association has undersigned a memorandum of understanding with the same CARIBMEPA with the objective to support the activities and the topics promoted from the new agency.

One of the first steps of the Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Agency will be to place side by side to the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) in the promotion and performance of Marpol convention, the main Maritime norm of the International Organization (IMO) relative to the prevention of the pollution caused from the ships. He has announced Carleen Lyden Walker, cofondatrice and director of the same NAMEPA, remembering that "if 86% of the nations of the entire Caribbean region have ratified the MARPOL, solo 24% of these has implemented it, leaving the vulnerable region the marine pollution".

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