October 28, 2020
KCNA Naenara (En)

For Clean Marine Environment

Date: 24/09/2020 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

The DPRK, based on its policy for preventing pollution from ships, is making steady efforts to carry it out in keeping with the worldwide trend for protection of marine environment.

It has already acceded to international conventions for preventing pollution from ships adopted by the International Maritime Organization, including “Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007”. This year it officially signed the “International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001”.

In order to perform its commitments to the conventions, it has adopted, and amended and supplemented laws and regulations such as the “Law of the DPRK on Prevention of Marine Pollution”, “Law of the DPRK on Maritime Administration”, “Regulations on Removal of Wrecks” and “Regulations on Ship Recycling.”

It has established a well-knit system to supply fuel to ships as required by the “International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (Marpol), Annex VI” and is joining international efforts to prevent air pollution.

It ensures that, as part of the effort to fully implement the National Ship Oil Pollution Contingency Plan, exercises for this end are conducted every year. In this course, it has further improved the contingency plan and system and developed an oil boom, absorbent and other means.

It has set up reception facilities at ports and wharves across the country, including eight major trade ports.

Jon Ki Chol, general director of the Maritime Administration of the DPRK, said: The DPRK will proactively conduct the work of protecting marine environment of the country on a higher level in reliance on advanced science and technology and cooperate with the worldwide efforts for creating clean marine environment.

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