international maritime organization

Tough Global Limits Imposed on Air Pollution from Large Ships

Article: Tough Global Limits Imposed on Air Pollution from Large Ships

LONDON, UK, October 13, 2008 (ENS) – Regulations to reduce harmful air emissions from large ocean-going ships were unanimously adopted Friday by the International Maritime Organization, the United Nations specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. Effective as of July 1, 2010, the new plan will require ships to use…

Canada Orders Sea Shepherd to Stay Away from Seal Hunt

Article: Canada Orders Sea Shepherd to Stay Away from Seal Hunt

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 24, 2008 (ENS) – In an attempt to prevent the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society from interfering with this year’s seal hunt, the Canadian government Friday issued a warning to the organization that one of its vessels is believed to be “in contravention of international maritime conventions.” In a fax to the…