India accedes to Hong Kong Int'l Convention on Ship Recycling at IMO Assembly: Shipping Min

New Delhi: The International Maritime Organization (IMO), during its ongoing 31st session in London, has appreciated India’s decision of accession to the Hong Kong International Convention, 2009. Compliments of the Secretary General IMO were officially conveyed to the High Commission of India in London, said a Press release from the Ministry of Shipping.

The Hong Kong Convention 2009 is not yet in force, but, with India’s accession, the first of three conditions for the Convention’s entry into force has now been fulfilled.

Acknowledging this, the Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya said, “An appreciation from the IMO is a testimony to India’s commitment to global standards of ship recycling. We are committed to global best practices and aspire to become a role model in the ship recycling industry.”

Recently, the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) approved India’s accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Ship Recycling, which will help in providing a boost to the ship recycling industry in India.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships in 2009. This Convention is aimed at ensuring that ships being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives do not pose any unnecessary risks to human health, safety and the environment.

India is seeking re-election for the biennium 2020-21 in the IMO Council at the IMO Plenary Assembly in London, said Mandaviya in a tweet yesterday.


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