IMO Conducts MPEC 48

Friday, November 08, 2002
At the 48th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 48), which met in London on October 7-11, 2002 draft guidelines on ship recycling were discussed, with a view to producing a final draft for adoption by the Assembly in 2003. The Committee recommended that a Diplomatic Conference be convened in early 2004 to adopt a convention on ballast water management. The Committee made progress in developing a draft Assembly resolution on greenhouse gas emissions from ships.

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