IMO: treaty will fill legal gap

Burridge, Elaine
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/21/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 67, p33
Trade Publication
The article reveals the adoption of an international treaty on shipwreck removal at the end of a diplomatic conference headed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in Nairobi, Kenya. IMO secretary-general Efthimios Mitropoulos said the proposed convention will fill a gap in international law by providing a sound legal basis for states to remove wrecks. The treaty will require shipowners to take out insurance or provide other financial security to cover the costs of wreckage removal.


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