Guyana Ratifies IMO Treaty

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 20, 2019

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Guyana has signed up to a host of International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaties supporting safe, secure and clean international shipping.

According to the UN body, the treaties cover a wide variety of topics including marine pollution, dumping waste at sea and responding to pollution incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances.

Guyana ratified two key IMO measures designed to preserve bio-diversity – the Ballast Water Management Convention and another on use of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships hulls – as well as others covering unlawful acts against the safety of navigation and removing wrecks from the seabed.

It also signed four instruments covering liability and compensation.

In all, Guyana ratified eleven IMO instruments.  Frederick Hamley Case, High Commissioner of Guyana, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters, London (20 February) to deposit the instruments of accession.

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