The World’s dirtiest fuel has been banned from shipping in the Arctic Ocean to sustain the marine environment.
This move was announced by the Clean Arctic Alliance, which has banned the use use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) as marine fuel in Arctic waters.
The ban by the Clean Arctic Alliance has been backed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since mid-april.
Arctic HFO ban
Furthermore, the United Nations body which governs international shipping, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) agreed to move forward on developing an Arctic HFO ban.
The Clean Arctic Alliance was there in force, with an international delegation from Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, US – including Alaska, and the UK.
This will help protect both the marine environment, and the communities who depend upon it. The global community is beginning to regard an Arctic HFO ban as being the obvious, and only way forward to conserve our environment.
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