Ban on heavy fuel oil transportation from Arctic waters is on the agenda of the world’s shipping experts.
specialists from around the world are shuttering themselves in the
International Maritime Organization’s central London headquarters this
week to thrash out a number of issues surrounding the threat of
pollution to the climate and oceans from the global shipping industry.
At this meeting, the elegantly titled “PPR6”,
delegations will be tasked with designing a ban on the use and carriage
of heavy fuel oil, as fuel, from Arctic waters, and the identification
of measures which will reduce emissions of black carbon from the burning
of fossil fuels.