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13 December 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:56 GMT+1



November 29, 2019

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India has joined to the Convention of Hong Kong for a recycling of the ships sure and compatible with the atmosphere

The general secretary of the IMO has exhorted the other States, in particular those many assets in the field of the naval demolition, to ratify the treaty as soon as possible

After the deliberation of the government of New Delhi(on 26 November 2019), today in the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to London, in the within of 31st the shareholders' meeting of the United Nation, India has undersigned own adhesion to Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships of 2009, the convention for a recycling of the ships sure and compatible with the atmosphere.

Receiving with satisfaction the adhesion of India, that it is one of the first five active world-wide nations in the field of the naval demolition with Bangladesh, China, Pakistan and Turkey, the general secretary of the IMO, Kitack Lim, has exhorted the other States, in particular those leaders of the field, to ratify the treaty as soon as possible: "what it happens at the end to the ships of their life - it has emphasized - is an important total problem with important consequences for safety and the atmosphere. I recommend to all the Countries that have still not made it to ratify this important convention in way such that can take effect and offer a coherent total normative picture for this vital field". The Convention of Hong Kong, in fact, will take effect 24 months after ratifies it by 15 States that represent at least 40% of the total tonnage of the world-wide fleet and with a volume maximum anniversary of recycling of ships in the ten years precedence not inferior to 3% of the tonnage of the fleet of the ratifying States. With the adhesion of India the demanded number of States as the treaty is reached already had been undersigned from Belgium, the Congo, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Malta, Norway, Holland, Panama hat, Serbia and Turkey. However still the necessary volume of tonnage is not reached and recycling as these nations represents little more of 30% of the world-wide mercantile tonnage.


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