Globe 90, first in a series of biennial conferences on the environment was held in Vancouver, British Columbia. A morning was devoted to the presentation of six papers on "Shipping and Pollution," and summaries of these papers are given. Their titles were: "The Roles of IMO and the Status of Wider International Co- operation"; "Roles of the Helsinki Commission in the Maritime Field--Prevention and Spill Response"; "The Canada/U.S. Agreement for Responding to Spills (Oil and Other Noxious Substances)"; "The Translation of International Maritime Organization Conventions into Regulations"; "Oil Pollution in Perspective--Intertanko's Views"; and "Sustainable Marine Pollution--Oils." This last paper pointed out that tanker accidents, while sensational, cause the smallest amount of marine pollution: 0.6% of the 1985 total, as compared with 31.3% from the operational discharge of ship wastes. Even the EXXON VALDEZ spill caused less than 2% of the 1989 pollution, as against 30% from wastes.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Shard, A
    • Morgan, G
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

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  • Accession Number: 00661181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM