International Maritime Organization
(IMO), highly appreciated India's decision of accession to the Hong Kong
International Convention, 2009 during its ongoing 31st session in
London. Compliments of the Secretary General IMO were officially
conveyed to High Commission of India at London.
Hong Kong Convention 2009 is not yet
in force, but, with India's accession, the first of the three conditions for
the Convention's entry into force has now been fulfilled.
appreciation from the IMO a testimony of
India’s commitment to the global standards of Ship recycling
Acknowledging this, Shipping Minister
Mansukh Mandaviya has said, “An appreciation from the IMO is a testimony of
India’s commitment to the global standards of Ship recycling. We are committed
to the global best practices and aspire to become a role model in ship
Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Economic
Affairs (CCEA) approved India's accession to the Hong Kong Convention on Hong
Kong International Convention for Ship Recycling, which will help in providing
boost to the ship- recycling industry in India.
Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling
The International Maritime
Organization (IMO) adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe
and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships in 2009. This 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.