Saint Lucia Accedes to Four IMO Treaties

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May 26, 2016

Photo: IMO

Photo: IMO

Saint Lucia has acceded to four International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaties, including conventions covering ballast water management (BWM Convention) and emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency (MARPOL Annex VI).

Tafawa Williams, Alternate Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to IMO, met IMO’s Frederick Kenney, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, on May 26 to deposit the instruments of accession.
This brings the number of States party to the Ballast Water Management Convention to 50, representing 34.81 percent of the world's merchant fleet tonnage.
The full list of treaties acceded to by Saint Lucia is as follows:
  • International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM 2004)
  • Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL PROT 1997)
  • International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (BUNKERS 2001)
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (STCW-F 1995)
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