Thursday, 17 May 2007

IMO talks to provide the legal basis for shipwreck

From The Standard, Nairobi, Kenya
By Vincent Moracha

Transport across Lake Victoria, the Indian Ocean and other marine waters is set to receive a boost as the international maritime organisation (IMO) conference gets underway in Nairobi this week.

If the conference adopts a legal draft on shipwreck removal, the threat of shipwrecks to navigation will no longer be a ship captain’s nightmare.

The draft - "Shipwreck Removal Convention" - will provide the legal basis for IMO member countries to remove wrecks from their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).

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