- Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015
Stakeholders in the maritime sector are working with the World Bank to identify coastal areas of Nigeria needing assistance for the development of climate resilient coastlines. The stakeholders are equally making moves to implement the Annex VI of the Marine Pollution agreement of the International Maritime Organisation in the sector.
MARPOL, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, is concerned with preventing marine pollution from ships. Specifically, Annex VI of MARPOL addresses air pollution from ocean-going ships.
According to information obtained from the website of the United States of America Environmental Protection Agency, the international air pollution requirements of Annex VI establish limits on nitrogen oxide emissions and require the use of fuel with lower sulphur content, protecting people's health and the environment by reducing ozone-producing pollution, which can cause smog and aggravate asthma.