Canada accedes to IMO’s Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention

Canada accedes to IMO’s Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention

Canada has become the 44th State to accede to the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

IMO said, “Hazardous shipwrecks can cause many problems. Depending on its location, a wreck may be a hazard to navigation, potentially endangering other vessels and their crews. IMO’s 

Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention goes some way to resolving these issues. It covers the legal basis for States to remove, or have removed, shipwrecks, drifting ships, objects from ships at sea, and floating offshore installations.” 

The High Commissioner to United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Canada to IMO, Janice Charette, deposited her country’s instrument of accession to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at the IMO Headquarters, London on Tuesday.  

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