Viewpoints regarding the effectiveness of international regulations for safety of ships, crews and for pollution prevention cover a broad spectrum. The authors believe that the basic framework for effective and enforceable regulations to control safety and protect the environment already exists in a "family" of IMCO (Intergorvernmental Maritime Consultative Organization) conventions, supplemented by voluntary industry programs. Though many individual elements are not yet in force, the nations of the world have before them the opportunity to implement this coordinated set of measures, thereby taking a major step towards achieving the safety and environmental protection which all desire. Alternate, fragmented, nation-by-nation approaches promise to produce only a mosaic of conflicting requirements which could undermine the efficient international flow of oil. It is the authors' hope to stimulate support for the "family" of IMCO conventions and related industry measures. Description of industry activities is believed to support their belief that responsible tanker owners are vitally concerned, not only with safe and environmentally acceptable operation of their own tankers, but also with the implementation of effective, enforceable international regulations to assure that all ships adhere to uniform standards.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 7-10

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  • Accession Number: 00152027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM