SHIPPING NEWS | India to join convention on removal of ship wrecks

The Hindu | 2010.11.05

India has decided to join the Nairobi International Convention on Removal of Wrecks and adopt international norms in shipping.

The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the path by approving amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958, which proposes to enable a more purposeful approach towards removal of wrecks and salvage.

These amendments — which have become necessary consequent to India’s accession of the Nairobi Convention — would seek to address problems arising from the increasing number of wrecks and remove discrepancies in the existing rules and regulations so as to bring them in line with developments in international shipping, maintained official sources.

Adopted by 64 countries, the convention lays out a firm jurisdictional basis for dealing with hazardous wrecks, apart from aiming at improving navigational safety and maritime security.

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3 responses to “SHIPPING NEWS | India to join convention on removal of ship wrecks

  1. rustam singh shergill

    i want to know can i join the navy i did my 12 class in commerce stream so kindly help me that what type of job can i apply for and what i have to do to apply for that job.
    please help me to know it

  2. COLLISION OF SHIPS ALONG INDIAN COAST – ARE WE PREPARED FOR THE WORST OF THE OIL SPILLS
    http://admiraltylawkochi.blogspot.com/2010/08/collision-of-ships-along-indian-coast.html

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